An injunction may be sought for:

  • Defamation
  • Freezing orders e.g. freezing bank accounts or assets
  • Protection from harassment
  • Preventing nuisance and trespass
  • Preventing breach of contract
  • Preventing copyright infringement
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants, including restraint of trade and non-compete clauses
  • Restraining sale of land or property
  • Restraining winding up petitions
  • Specific performance

Applications for injunctions can be mandatory or prohibitory, in other words, you can apply for an Order to do a specified act or for an Order to refrain from doing a specified act. An injunction carries a sanction of contempt of court if it is disobeyed.