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 for a free diagnostic interview.
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