How do I get an injunction?

How do I get an injunction?

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.

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.

Types of injunctions

The most common types of injunction are:

  • 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?

If the injunction is successful, traditionally the successful applicant will recover their costs.

How we can help

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

We have built a strong relationship with barristers that specialise in Civil Injunctions. As a team we have been successful in over 30 High Court injunction applications since 2011. Get in touch with the team today on 01202 525333.

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