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CJEU gives guidance on costs in Aarhus cases

CJEU gives guidance on costs in Aarhus cases
Published on: 24 April 2013
Published by: LexisPSL
  • CJEU gives guidance on costs in Aarhus cases
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  • What were the main points of the case and does it break new ground in terms of environmental justice costs?
  • Does this now clarify the meaning of ‘prohibitive expense’? What do judges need to do now, and how should lawyers advise their clients in terms of costs expectations?
  • Does this mainly follow A-G Kokott’s opinion, or does it differ in some respects?
  • How does this decision sit with the government’s cost cap proposals and will the government need to re-think these in light of this case?

Article summary

Environment analysis: What should the court take into account when considering costs in environmental cases? James Maurici QC, of Landmark Chamber, explains the details and implications of the European Court of Justice’s (CJEU) decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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