An injunction is a court order that requires a party to take certain steps, or prevents them from carrying out certain activities.
The use of injunctions is often used during an emergency and it is therefore essential that delays are avoided. There are various types of injunction that you can employ:
Search Order: This requires a defendant to allow a claimant to search for evidence likely to be disposed of on notification of a claim.
Freezing Order: Prevents a party from disposing of or dealing with assets until a judgement has been obtained and enforced on the assets.
Disclosure order: Requires a party to search for documents that are relevant to the dispute with the other party prior to judgement and sometimes prior to proceedings.
Injunctions can be used in a wide variety of scenarios, including:
- The wrongful use of confidential information
- Breach of contract
- Preventing dealings with particular customers or suppliers
- Breach of confidence
- Infringement of intellectual property rights
If you are in need of an injunction then we strongly advise you to speak to a member of our team immediately.