If you are involved in a dispute where you need to take urgent action to (usually) restrain another party from doing something, you might consider seeking an injunction. The court or tribunal making the decision to put in place an injunction must be satisfied that an injunction is the best way to deal with the situation, and there are many things that should be considered before making an application for an injunction.
We are experienced injunction lawyers.
Injunctions are legally binding, and a party that breaches an injunction may be held to be in contempt of court. The result of breaching injunction can include fines, bonds, community service, or even imprisonment in some cases.
Injunctions can be categorised by the stage they are put in place during proceedings:
Injunctions may also be distinguished by whether they stop or compel a person to do something:
To be granted an injunction, an applicant must satisfy the court or tribunal of two things:
The party seeking the injunction may also be asked to give an undertaking as to damages in case the matter is finally resolved in favour of the other party. ‘Giving an undertaking as to damages’ essentially means to promise to pay damages to the other part if it turns out later than the injunction should not have been granted. Injunctions are very serious matters, and courts are wary of stopping something that should not have been stopped, particularly if the damage that arises may be irreparable. Where an undertaking is given to the court, it must be for an amount that would sufficiently compensate the respondent for any losses they sustained from the imposition of the injunction, if it is later found that the injunction was wrongly granted.
We have the knowledge and expertise to protect your interests applying for injunctions to safeguard your assets, or defending you against injunctions from the other side. The results of breaching an injunction are severe, and the procedural rules to obtain an injunction are strictly adhered to by the courts and tribunals. PCL Lawyers can be by your side to guide you through the process and get the best outcome for you.
For more information about injunctions, or to discuss your case and whether you should be seeking an injunction, call our injunction lawyers today on 1300 907 335 or complete the enquiry form on this page and we will respond to you promptly.
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