Interim injunctions—on notice applications
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The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Interim injunctions—on notice applications
  • When can you apply for an interim injunction?
  • Pre-action applications
  • Applications during proceedings
  • Effect of delay in making an application
  • Post-judgment injunctions
  • In which court should you apply for an interim injunction?
  • Pre-issue
  • During proceedings
  • Parties to an interim injunction application
  • More...

Interim injunctions—on notice applications

This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.

In particular, this Practice Note explains the procedure for applying for an injunction'>interim injunction, setting out a number of basic procedural requirements which apply to all interim injunction applications made ‘on notice’, ie where the respondent is to be given advance warning of the hearing of the application. For details on how this basic procedure is modified in respect of certain types of interim injunction applications, see:

  1. Interim injunctions—without notice applications

  2. Freezing injunctions—the application and Freezing injunctions—the draft order

  3. Search orders—guiding principles

For more general guidance on applications, see Practice Note: Making an application.

When can you apply for an interim injunction?

Applications for interim injunctions can be made at practically any stage, including before a claim has been issued or after judgment.

Pre-action applications

Pursuant to CPR 25.5(2), the court may grant an interim injunction before a claim has been made (ie prior to the claim form has been issued) if there is no rule, practice direction or other enactment prohibiting the grant of the order, and:

  1. the matter is urgent, or

  2. it is otherwise desirable to do so in the interests of justice

However, note that a

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