Injunctions and Emergency Procedures
Our Commercial Litigation Team has broad experience of delivering positive outcomes for a wide range of clients in this area.
We have extensive experience of applying for and/or resisting injunctions and other emergency procedures to temporarily restrain an opponent or clients from continuing a course of conduct or to maintain the current position or protect an interest or right.
Such emergency procedures may include the freezing of assets - both here and in other jurisdictions - or delivering up goods, confidential information or other material.
We are usually required to act or respond in a matter of days (or hours), putting together affidavits for the Court - with documents - and preparing the necessary statements of case.
Often the obtaining or discharging of an injunction or other emergency procedure can be critical to the legal as well as practical outcome of a case. Non-compliance with the rules and terms of orders can lead to difficulties and sanctions so both speed and care are essential.
Our Commercial Litigation Team is used to delivering these under acute time pressures, often working with other specialist teams in the firm to follow all of the necessary procedures.
- Advising on and obtaining and resisting orders to freeze assets both in the UK and worldwide and ancillary orders for disclosure of financial information;
- Obtaining emergency orders to freeze proceeds of sale of assets prior to making of bankruptcy order;
- Obtaining orders to restrain employees and others from using confidential information and to abide by their restrictive covenants;
- Obtaining orders for delivery up of documents or goods.
- Resisting UK and worldwide freezing orders obtained against client and other defendants;
- Obtaining orders against former employees of client to restrain them from use of confidential client information in their new employment;
- Advising parties subject to restraint order and obtaining variations of orders to allow certain transactions;
- Obtaining documents and monies from opponents following preparation for order for delivery up;
- Acting on applications for orders restraining the issue and continuation of foreign proceedings by client.