Interim injunctions—on notice applications
Interim injunctions—on notice applications

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

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.

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 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

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