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The combination of our expertise and our unique standard of service makes us the first choice for many firms advising clients faced with making or responding to urgent applications for injunctive relief.

Indeed it is common in such cases to find Littleton barristers instructed by both sides.

From search and freezing orders to team moves, anti-strike injunctions to anti-suit injunctions, electoral challenges to Court of Protection cases, Littleton barristers are expert at obtaining and defending all types of injunctive relief applications.

Our high profile injunctive cases include:

  • Dadourian Group International Inc v Simms [2006] EWCA Civ 1745, [2007] 2 All ER 329 key case on principles to be applied to worldwide freezing injunctions;
  • British Airways v Unite the Union [2010] EWCA Civ 669: strike injunction;
  • Kulkarni v Milton Keynes NHS Trust [2010] ICR 101 and R (G) v Governors of X School [2010] 2 All ER 555 (now in Supreme Court): Article 6 ECHR injunctions;
  • TFI Derivatives Ltd v Morgan [2005] IRLR 246, SG & R Valuation Service v Boudrais [2008] IRLR 770 and Tullett Prebon v BGC Brokers [2010] EWHC 484 on restrictive covenants, springboard relief, confidential information and team moves;
  • British Airline Pilots Association v British Airways (2008): free movement of establishment and services and industrial action;
  • An NHS Trust v MB and others [2006] 2FLR 319: media non identification injunctions in medical case involving withholding and withdrawing treatment from terminally ill child;
  • Samengo-Turner and others v Guy Carpenter [2008] ICR 18 (CA) anti-suit injunction;
  • Refco Inc. V Eastern Trading Company & others [1999] 1 Lloyds Rep 159
    (s. 25 CJJA relief re: enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards);
  • Fourie v Le Roux [2007] UKHL 1 (freezing orders, duty of disclosure, foreign proceedings).

Our barristers understand the need for rapid, accurate and pragmatic advice, thorough preparation conducted under pressure and carefully drafted supporting documents. Our clerks are particularly experienced in clerking urgent injunctive cases, liaising with listing, fixing, sealing orders and liaising with outdoor clerking services. Members frequently participate in the mediation of urgent disputes, both as counsel and as mediators appointed by the parties.

Littleton is committed to maintaining its pre-eminence in this field by giving junior members of Chambers early and regular exposure to this work as part of litigation teams.

We understand that the most urgent cases do not necessarily arise in business hours. For assistance in extremely urgent matters, solicitors should refer to the out of hours contact details on our Contact Us page.

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