Emergency relief—comparison
Emergency relief—comparison

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Emergency relief—comparison
  • General points
  • Types of emergency interim remedies
  • When to use a specific type of emergency relief

General points

The court has a discretion to grant various forms of interim orders to provide emergency relief for claimants. The relief available is varied and ranges from the preservation of property to delivery up of goods. The means of achieving such relief varies from prohibiting the defendant from removing assets from the jurisdiction to providing interim payments to claimants during the proceedings.

Types of emergency interim remedies

Specific interim remedies (see CPR 25.1(1) for a non-exhaustive list of interim remedies), such as:

  1. Security for costs—what is it, its use and the court's discretion

  2. freezing injunctions

  3. search orders

  4. preserving property and interim delivery up of goods

  5. interim payments

  6. pre-action disclosure—the application

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