On 17 November 2016, the Government published its response and the impact assessment on the 2015 Consultation regarding Costs protection in environmental claims.
In late 2015 the government invited comments on how to improve the rules relating to costs protection in certain environmental claims, governed by Section VII of Part 45 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), related parts of the CPR and associated Practice Directions (the environmental costs protection regime).
The consultation sought views, in particular, on proposals for how to improve the environmental costs protection regime within the framework of relevant EU law requirements. That consultation was published on 17 September 2015 and it closed on 10 December 2015.
For the further details about Responses to specific questions refer to the document below: