Whether you are a claimant, defendant or a third party in freezing order proceedings, trust Francis Wilks & Jones to provide expert advice in your claim. Our team is here to help with freezing orders and all other important court applications.

Freezing order solicitors

Defending a freezing order claim

If you have been threatened or served with a freezing order, you need to act quickly. Freezing orders are one of the most serious types of court order in existence. Our expert defence team has been defending clients for the last 20 years, helping them to comply with the terms of the injunction, deal with document disclosure, prepare for court hearings and much more.

Applying for a freezing order

If you are a victim of fraud or worried about a debtor removing assets beyond your reach, a freezing order might be the right choice for you. These are complex court applications and freezing orders will not be granted without strong grounds. Our team can help guide you through the process and consider whether a freezing order is right for you.

Third parties served with a freezing order

If you are a third party who has been served with a freezing order or caught up in the proceedings, we can help. Inadvertently breaching the terms of a freezing order can have huge implications. We regularly assist finance companies, banks, accountants, relatives, associated companies, ex-employees and other parties caught up in freezing order proceedings.

Norwich Pharmacal orders

The team at Francis Wilks & Jones is very experienced in these specialist types of orders. Norwich Pharmacal orders are used to obtain information or documentation from a third party who is not a “wrongdoer” or involved in the underlying dispute itself. We can act for people applying for an NPO or act for those served with one.

Search orders

Search orders are one of the most serious types of court order that can be granted. If you find yourself on the receiving end of such an order, our team can provide the quick and expert advice you need.

Do you require assistance with freezing orders or an injunction?

The team at Francis Wilks & Jones has significant experience in acting for defendants, claimant and third parties in freezing order and fraud claims. We can provide the quick and effective advice you need to reach the outcome you want. Whatever your situation, the team at Francis Wilks & Jones will be able to help you in this complex area of the law.

We were delighted by the work undertaken by FWJ together with their team of third party professionals, including their barrister and forensic investigators.  Their team approach ultimately resulted in successfully obtaining judgment of $35 million which we are currently seeking to enforce against the two defendants and others who benefitted from the fraud. We could not rate FWJ highly enough for their teamwork, dedication and legal and forensic expertise. We would highly recommend them for this type of work.

The managing director of a worldwide group of companies

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