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It is possible for a defendant to challenge a freezing injunction – either get it dismissed or have the terms varied. Our experts have been helping individuals, companies and financiers with these complex applications since 2002. Let us help you too

An application to remove the freezing order can be made either

1. At the “return date” hearing

The freezing injunction return date is a date set by the court at the original application when it granted the “without notice” freezing order. It is normally 7-14 days after the original order was granted.

The purpose of the return date is that it gives the respondent to set its position out to the court for the first time. This can include an application by the responding party to discharge the freezing injunction or freezing order.

2. After the return date

Alternatively, even after the freezing injunction return date hearing, the respondent can at any time make an application to discharge the freezing order if something comes to light which means that an application can be made For example, the applicant didn’t put all the key evidence before the court at the original hearing.


Our expert team of freezing order solicitors at Francis Wilks & Jones can help you with any type of order enquiry in including discharge applications. Contact one of our team of friendly lawyers now for your confidential freezing order consultation. Let us help.

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