Applications for interim injunctions for breaches of privacy
Produced in partnership with Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB and Daniel Bishop
Applications for interim injunctions for breaches of privacy

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note Produced in partnership with Ben Gallop and Lily Walker-Parr of 5RB and Daniel Bishop provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Applications for interim injunctions for breaches of privacy
  • Guidance
  • Applications
  • Urgent applications
  • Notice of application
  • Relief sought
  • Anonymised and super-injunctions
  • Respondent unknown
  • Injunctions against the world
  • Causes of action
  • more

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: Privacy law—misuse of private information and Privacy law—remedies.

Guidance

For guidance on the correct procedure for applications for interim injunctions and a model order, see the Practice Guidance: Interim Non-Disclosure Orders. The procedure is governed by the CPR 25.

Applications

Pursuant to CPR 23.2, an application for an order for an injunction must be made to the court where the claim was started or is likely to be started. For claims issued in Queen’s Bench Division proceedings, where a claim has been started, an application on notice for an urgent injunction should be filed in the QB Judges' Listing Office, Room WG08 at the Royal Courts of Justice for a hearing to be listed. If the application is to be made without giving notice to the other parties in the first instance, the application notice stamped with the appropriate fee should be taken to the Interim Applications Court, Court 37, together with the evidence in support, a skeleton argument (where appropriate) and two copies of the order sought (The Queen’s Bench Guide, para 14.2; and see The Queen’s Bench Guide, para 13.2 for out-of-hours applications).

The claimant should file:

  1. an application notice

  2. a claim form (if the application is made before commencement of a claim)

  3. a witness statement or