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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For further information, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.
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 CPR 25.
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
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