High Court throws out Wild Justice muirburn judicial review
The pressure group is now liable for thousands in costs
We didn’t get permission to take our arguments against @DefraGovUK‘s hopelessly weak burning regulations to court. That’s a shame. We’ll consider an appeal. But … we tried. The regulations are hopelessly feeble as UK prepares to host #COP26. https://t.co/77e4ttoQMd pic.twitter.com/o617aR1vq9
— Wild Justice (@WildJustice_org) October 16, 2021
£1,100 donation to Gamekeepers Welfare Trust
Defra will receive up to £8,900 and the interested parties £1,100.
Reacting to the Honourable Mr Justice Dove’s decision, a spokesperson for the fieldsports organisations said: “This is positive news for the dedicated and hard-working land managers who are responsible for protecting, preserving and promoting our uplands.
“Wild Justice’s application was speculative at best but required a firm opposition by Defra which was reinforced by our submissions as interested parties. We will continue to work with Defra to ensure land managers have the tools at their disposal so that they can benefit key habitats and species.
“The interested parties have agreed that the costs recovered from Wild Justice, £1,100 will in turn be donated to the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust, a charity close to all our members’ hearts.