How do I apply ?
Your solicitor can apply for you or you can go to your local County Court or Magistrates Court and ask them for forms to apply.
For some Injunctions you may need to apply to the High Court.
Some County Courts are allowed to hear High Court cases, they are known as "District Registries of the High Court". You should check with your local County Court whether they can hear High Court cases.
You will need to make a sworn statement known as an "Affidavit" to explain why you want an injunction. (You can use a statement rather than an Affidavit when applying for a common law injunction).
Some injunctions can be applied for as an emergency and your opponent need not be at court when you apply for an injunction against them.
You may have to go to court a second time and this time your opponent will be present to tell their side of the story to the court.
Some injunctions allow the police to arrest your opponent if he breaks the injunction.
Questions & Answers
- What is an Injunction?
- What is a Common Law Injunction?
- Will an Injunction prevent someone coming to my home?
- Will an Injunction stop someone taking my children away?
- What else can an Injunction do?
- When is an Injunction valid?
- How do I apply?
- What is a Power of Arrest?
- If an Injunction Order is broken and there is no power of arrest, what can I do?
- What is a Warrant of Arrest?
- What is an Occupation Order?
- What is a Non-Molestation Order?
- What is an Anti-Harassment Injunction?
- What is an Undertaking?
- What are Special Domestic Violence Courts?