Injunctions and freezing orders are among the most powerful orders that a court can make. The team at Francis Wilks & Jones have significant experience in this complex area of the law.

An injunction either prevents another party from doing something or alternatively can be mandatory and require another party to do something.

Freezing orders are a type of injunction but on an even more serious level.

  • freezing orders are often obtained by an individual (or company) in situations where he / she believes that they have been subject to fraud and the defendant is looking to remove the assets or money out of the claimant’s reach;
  • a freezing order is designed to restrain or prevent the alleged wrongdoer from removing certain assets from England or Wales whilst the underlying dispute is subject to normal litigation.

If you are either considering obtaining an injunction or a freezing order, or alternatively, find yourself subject to one of these types of court orders, the team at Francis Wilks & Jones can help. We have considerable experience advising parties to these claims on these types of application

  • these are serious types of court orders and will not be granted without sufficient preparation and the right evidential and legal grounds;
  • if you are on the receiving end of an injunction or freezing order, it is vital that you fully understand the nature of the court order made and comply with the order itself. Indeed, failure to properly comply with a freezing order can ultimately lead to contempt of court and imprisonment.

Whether you are an individual who has received such an order or is considering obtaining one, then we have the team to assist you.

Key contacts

Carly Moore-Martin

Carly Moore-Martin

Senior Associate

Stephen Downie

Stephen Downie

Partner

Sue Brumby

Sue Brumby

Senior Associate

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