Jackson reforms—Environment [Archived]
Jackson reforms—Environment [Archived]

The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Jackson reforms—Environment [Archived]
  • New rules on costs and new practice directions
  • New Pre-Action Protocol on Judicial Review

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note explains the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) by the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013, SI 2013/262 in respect of environmental judicial review claims under the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). The amendments made by SI 2013/262 (known as the Jackson Reforms) came into force on 1 April 2013. This Practice Note covers the new rules on costs, new practice directions and new pre-action protocol on judicial review (JR).

New rules on costs and new practice directions

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013, SI 2013/262, came into force on 1 April 2013. The amendments made sweeping changes to a variety of procedures, including new rules for protective costs orders (PCOs) in environmental judicial review claims under the