There are special circumstances where the court will grant an injunction, sometimes at very short notice, to protect a person’s legal rights. Injunctions preventing a person or company from doing something are called prohibitory injunctions. The court may even grant an injunction ordering a person or company to do something and this is called a mandatory injunction. Mandatory injunctions are less common. Injunctions can be interim pending the final resolution of a legal dispute. They become final after the matter has been determined by the court.
We have experience in bringing and defending injunction applications in all kinds of circumstances including :
- To prevent a former employee or director competing and/or using confidential information
- To freeze the assets of an entity that owes you money using a freezing injunction
- To prevent trespass onto your property, breach of a restrictive covenant or some other breach of your property rights
- To prevent a competitor copying your trading style and passing off their product or website as yours
- To prevent a competitor from encouraging someone to breach their contract with you
- To prevent the presentation of a winding up petition
The grant of an injunction is a discretionary remedy and often it is critical that an application is brought as swiftly as possible.
If you think you may need an injunction then call us immediately on 01273 761 990 for a free diagnostic interview.