Green groups claim 'important victory' in challenge to legal costs rules

Environmental campaigners say rules now favour those who want to hold government to account – not the other way round

Conservation and environmental groups have claimed an “important victory” in their high court challenge to new legal costs rules which they say make it much harder to bring cases to protect the environment.

In February, the government scrapped fixed-cost caps that limited how much people and charities had to pay if they lost a case against a public body.

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