Costs – The first case in which the Court of Appeal expressed concern about the high legal costs incurred by claimants in environmental litigation. The Court remarked that this may be a potent factor in deterring litigation directed towards protecting the environment from harm and, therefore, questioned the UK's compliance with the Aarhus Convention, to which it is a signatory.
United Kingdom - Court of Appeal - R (on the application of Sonia Burkett) v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham ( EWCA Civ 1342) - Summary with link to judgment
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Publisher:UNECE / Task Force on Access to Justice
Court/body:Court of Appeal
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