How do I get an injunction?

This may include urgent applications against an insolvent company attempting to dispose of its assets. If an injunction is granted by the court, any breach of the injunction can result in asset-seizure, a fine, or even imprisonment.

You can get an Injunction if you need to stop an individual or company from doing something, or if you need to compel somebody to perform a certain action for you, if so, you may be able to make an application to the court in order to obtain an injunction.

Types of injunctions

There are a range of injunctions which are used in different situations and circumstances, the most common types including:

  • Asset freezing injunctions (or a ‘freezing order’), a court order that will restrain an individual or a company from removing assets from the jurisdiction, or otherwise disposing of them. Freezing injunctions can be domestic or worldwide
  • Passport impounding orders, or orders impounding any other documents that restrict a person’s movement
  • Injunctions prohibiting unauthorised building works on land or property
  • Injunctions in favour of landlords, prohibiting unauthorised use of premises
  • Delivery up orders compelling an individual or a company to deliver up goods, documents, data or any personal items belonging to you (e.g. jewellery or pets) or your business.

How long does it take?

An injunction can be obtained within 24 hours if the situation warrants an urgent application, if not, an injunction can usually be obtained within a couple of weeks depending on a range of different factors such as the complexity of the claim.

Who pays for an injunction?

Ultimately the court has jurisdiction to determine who is to pay costs, traditionally if the injunction is successful the successful applicant will recover their costs.

Specialist advice and guidance

There may be a vast range of circumstances in which you, or your business, may be entitled to an injunction, our experienced and knowledgeable team of solicitors will provide you with pragmatic and efficient advice to guide you through this contentious process as quickly and easily as possible.

We have built a strong relationship with barristers that specialise in Civil Injunctions and as a team have been successful in over 30 High Court injunction applications since 2011. Get in touch with an expert member of the team today on 01202 525333 for more advice and guidance on how to get an injunction.

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