Search orders

Search orders are extraordinary remedies which permit a plaintiff to enter the defendant’s premises to search for and confiscate documents (paper and electronic).  They are sometimes described as the nuclear weapons for civil procedure, and are reserved for the most serious cases.  They are the civil equivalent of a search warrant and are only available in the High Court.  Given the nature of the procedure, an application for a search order is [...]

Interim injunction applications

Sometimes an infringement of a plaintiff’s rights is so urgent that it needs to be dealt with before the usual trial process has run its course. In those cases, a plaintiff can apply to the Court for an interim injunction. This post looks at what an interim injunction is and the types of situations where the Court will typically grant one, the factors affecting the decision about to whether to apply for [...]

2020-07-28T00:42:50+00:00Advocacy & Litigation, Civil & Commercial Disputes, Intellectual property, Interim injunctions|Comments Off on Interim injunction applications