Northern Ireland deviates from England and Wales on Aarhus cost rules

Proposed changes to environmental litigation cost rules in Northern Ireland have been diluted in response to concerns from consultation respondents

The Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Photograph: Suzanne Mischyshyn/geograph.org.ukNorthern Ireland has agreed to change plans to modify cost rules for environmental cases in response to concerns from lawyers and NGOs.

On 27 September, the Northern Ireland Ministry of Justice outlined its response to a consultation, held over the winter, which was largely the same as one run by Westminster’s Ministry of Justice over the same period.

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