Injunction applications have to be dealt with very quickly and require specialist knowledge of the law and court procedures.
Our commercial litigation team has experience of all types of injunctions and our specialist experience includes:
- Enforceability of restrictive covenants. If you are thinking of leaving your employer or have found yourself in a situation whereby your employment has been terminated, it is possible that your activities after the end of your employment may be restricted by contractual terms known as restrictive covenants. For example, you may be restrained from contacting your employer’s customers or from poaching other employees of your former employer. Our specialist commercial litigation solicitors have experience in both bringing and defending restrictive covenant claims.
- Freezing orders. This is an order which prevents a party from disposing of or dealing with their assets. In order to persuade the court to grant a freezing order, you need to show that there is a real risk that any sum the defendant is ordered to pay will not be paid unless the defendant is restrained from disposing of or dealing with their assets. Obtaining a freezing order over a defendant’s assets can therefore make enforcement of a judgment easier.
- Misuse of confidential information. One of the most valuable assets of a business is information. Where this information is confidential in nature it is usually protected by the law of confidence – for example a secret formula, a manufacturing method or a list of customers and suppliers. This information in the hands of a competitor can be very damaging. One of the remedies available in a misuse of confidential information claim is an injunction preventing a defendant from using such information and/or an injunction ordering the defendant to deliver up and/or destroy the confidential information.
- Search orders. A search order is an order made by the court requiring a defendant to allow the claimant’s solicitors to enter the defendant’s premises to search for, copy, remove or detain documents, information or material. Search orders are a very useful tool to use before court proceedings are commenced if you believe your opponent will destroy documents with the result that crucial evidence which your opponent would otherwise have to reveal is destroyed.
- Supervising solicitor service. When the court grants a search order, a supervising solicitor needs to be appointed to oversee the implementation of the court-sanctioned search order. This is to ensure that the terms of the search order are complied with and so the search order is carried out quickly and efficiently.
Our Approach & Experience
All of our commercial litigation solicitors are experienced in both making and defending applications for injunctions.
Our commercial litigation team are also experienced in recognising when an application for an injunction is needed and can work quickly and efficiently to review the matter and advise on the action needed. We pride ourselves in providing swift and authoritative advice and taking a proactive approach.
As an all service law firm, we are well placed to provide comprehensive legal advice to assist clients whether they are bringing or defending injunction applications. For example, our commercial litigation and employment teams work closely together when dealing with restrictive covenant proceedings.
We are client focussed, dedicated and approachable. Myerson’s commercial litigation team are ranked as top-tier in the Legal 500 law firm directory and are led by Adam Maher who is described as an “excellent communicator and an outstanding team leader” who “harnesses the best from his team”. Other partners in the team include Tim Norman who is described as a “very clear thinker” and Jonathan Hassall who is an “experienced and determined litigator”.
We act with integrity. We do not fee build at our client’s expense. We provide experienced and commercial advice to ensure our clients achieve the right outcome at the appropriate cost.
We understand the stress that can be caused when dealing with litigation, particularly when applying for injunctive relief or defending injunction proceedings which are often urgent and where a lot of work has to be done in a very short space of time. We work closely with third parties such as barristers to assist our clients in getting the right information and advice.