Injunctive Relief

There may be times when urgent action is required to stop a person from taking a particular action or to force them to do something. An injunction is a Court Order which will achieve this. Often an injunction is first sought without notifying your opponent. The purpose of this is that the status can be preserved until the dispute is brought before the Court.

Interim injunctions are obtained, for example:

  • to prevent the use of confidential information;
  • to freeze bank accounts and/or pursue assets worldwide;
  • to enforce restrictive covenants;
  • to prevent a continuing breach of contract;
  • release of goods; and
  • preventing the sale of land

An injunction is a temporary remedy until a final order is made. Applications for injunctions are often made upon or shortly after the issue of proceedings. In exceptional circumstances, injunctions can be applied for before proceedings have been issued, provided that proceedings are commenced shortly thereafter. Applications for injunctions can be expensive and are potentially a high risk strategy, as the Court will require you to undertake that you pay your opponent's losses incurred as a result of the injunction, if at trial it is found that you were not entitled to that injunction.

At Spratt Endicott we have extensive experience in applying for injunctions and are able to advise you on whether an application for an injunction is appropriate and on the risks involved.

Getting in touch

For more information on injunctive relief please contact David Whiting at our Banbury office on 01295 204105, or email

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