What is an injunction?

An injunction is an order of the court which prevents or prohibits an individual or company from doing a particular act or thing. If a party fails to comply with an injunction, they may face criminal or civil penalties, monetary sanctions and possibly imprisonment. Parties who breach an injunction may also be charged with contempt of court.

There are three types of injunctions: preliminary injunction, temporary restraining order, and a permanent injunction, depending on severity of case.

Injunctions will usually require lawyers to work urgently: with an injunction it’s vital to strike at the right time, reacting with speed and intelligence when on the receiving end of an application for injunction relief.

Family Injunctions

If help or assistance is required in dealing with a partner, former partner, spouse, former spouse or other close family member there are two main types of injunctions available under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996: A non-molestation order, and an occupation order.

In family law proceedings, injunctions are usually used in two instances:

  • to prevent someone from harassing or harming another (non-molestation)
  • to prevent or regulate a person’s access to a property (occupation order)

If an injunction is necessary, urgent action is usually required in order to protect an individual or prevent any risk of harm to a person. If you need an emergency remedy, then at Ison Harrison Solicitors, you are in safe hands. We have an experienced team of people with many years of dealing with problems that involve injunction proceedings.

Our family team will guide you through each step of the process, so that you and your family can receive the right protection. If you require legal advice, call us on 0113 284 5154 or alternatively email geoff.lorkins@isonharrison.co.uk.