MoJ defies critics to rewrite Aarhus cost rules

The Ministry of Justice has refused to extend cost protection rules to all Aarhus convention cases and will allow courts to raise cost caps if they think claimants can pay

Some respondents said the proposals did "not reflect a bona fide attempt to implement the Aarhus Convention” (photograph: Burmakin Andrey/123RF)Significant changes are being made to rules on environmental challenges in England and Wales, including eligibility for costs protection, the level of cost caps and cross-undertakings in damages.

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