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PEOs in environmental proceedings 27/11/2018 The SCJC has announced the publication of new rules to enhance access to justice by preventing court actions relating to the environment being ‚Äúprohibitively expensive‚ÄĚ to members of the public.

PEOs in environmental proceedings

The Scottish Civil Justice Council has announced the publication of new rules that aim to enhance access to justice by preventing court actions relating to the environment being “prohibitively expensive” to members of the public.

The new rules are contained within Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 Amendment) (Protective Expenses Orders) 2018, and will apply to proceedings commenced after 10th December 2018.

A consultation on the new rules took place in March 2017.

Further details can be found here.

The Act of Sederunt is available here.

 

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