On 31 July, Lord Justice Jackson published a report containing a series of proposals on civil litigation costs. While mainly focused on fixed recoverable costs, the report also contained a radical suggestion: to extend the claimant-friendly rules applying to environmental claims (which derive from the Aarhus Convention) to all judicial review claims. However, this is
The Ministry of Justice has released its response to the consultation on the latest proposals for judicial review reform. Although it has backed down on a number of controversial proposals, it will now bring forward legislation making significant changes to the approach to permission and costs. Proposed changes to the standing test and to the
In an effort to limit the number of applications for costs in respect of settled judicial review claims that are “poorly considered and prepared by the parties“, and that “consum[e] judicial time far beyond what is proportionate“, the Administrative Court has issued guidance on how it will deal with such applications after 20 November 2013.