Bell Lax pioneered no win no fee arrangements for commercial disputes. If you lose, we lose, therefore we always fight for you.
When urgent action is required to protect your commercial interests, we have the experience and insight to quickly guide you to a successful outcome. Whether you need to compel a party to take certain steps or restrain them from engaging in particular activities, we can seek to obtain and implement an injunction on your behalf.
Injunctions provide an emergency remedy. They may be granted by the courts to prevent damage which may otherwise be irreparable.
Perhaps you need to prevent an opposing party from dissipating its assets?
We can assist you to obtain a Freezing Order, giving you greater assurance of subsequently recovering damages or unpaid debts.
You may be concerned that a Defendant would dispose of crucial evidence when notified of potential legal proceedings?
We can seek a Search Order on your behalf, entitling you to search for and seize evidence for subsequent use in legal proceedings.
Other scenarios in which you may seek an injunction include:
- Enforcing restrictive covenants in employment contracts and service agreements;
- Preventing a breach of confidence or misuse of confidential information and trade secrets;
- Protecting your intellectual property rights from infringement;
- Compelling a party to cease an ongoing breach of contract.
Injunctive proceedings are notoriously expensive. Whilst the costs may be justified by the likely consequences of failing to take action, we understand that you need to know from the outset the amount of money you need to budget when seeking an injunction. We can provide favourable but realistic costs estimates based on our experience advising on a broad range of cases in which our clients needed urgent remedies and relief.
Wherever possible and appropriate, we will seek to minimise your legal costs by negotiating undertakings with your opponent. These have the effect of requiring your opponent to follow an agreed course of action or risk being held in contempt of court, which can result in significant fines or even imprisonment.
We are equally adept in resisting the threat of injunctive proceedings against our clients. With significant legal costs at stake and the potential for abuse of injunctions by parties seeking to oppress opponents, it is vital to obtain expert legal advice when you are threatened with an injunction. We understand that responding to such a threat is time-critical, and can act quickly to assess your position, advise you on your options and explain the possible outcomes of alternative courses of action.