Aarhus Convention costs capping arrangements

Following the decision of Mr Justice Dove in R (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds & Others) -v- Secretary of State for Justice & Another [2017] EWHC 2309 (Admin), where the Aarhus Convention costs capping arrangements contained in CPR Part 45.43 apply, any application for variation of the costs cap, where it proceeds to a hearing, will be heard IN PRIVATE in the first instance.