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The Government on 17 November 2016 published its response to its consultation on “Costs Protection in Environmental Claims”

The Government on 17 November 2016 published its response to its consultation on “Costs Protection in Environmental Claims”.

That consultation ran from 17 September 2015 – 10 December 2015.

The response is available here. 

The document is entitled “Costs Protection in Environmental Claims The government response to the consultation on proposals to revise the costs capping scheme for eligible environmental challenges”

Attached is a table in which I have set out which of the proposed changes the Government proposes to take forward and which it has abandoned. This can be found here. 

In terms of Next Steps the document says:

“52. The government intends to put proposals to amend the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee for consideration at the earliest opportunity and to invite it to make rule changes as soon as possible.

53. The government intends to review the impact and application of these changes, and to consider whether, in the light of experience, any other changes to the procedure for such cases should be made. This is expected to be within 24 months of implementation when sufficient data should be available.”