Your Cart

Purposes of Interim Injunction

An interim injunction is a court order issued during the course of a legal proceeding that temporarily restrains a party from taking certain actions or compels them to perform specific actions until a final judgment is reached in the case. Its primary purpose is to provide temporary relief or protection to a party involved in a legal dispute until a final decision is reached in the case.


Preservation of rights: Interim injunctions are often used to prevent one party from taking actions that could irreparably harm the legal rights or interests of another party before a final judgment is rendered.


Preventing irreparable harm: They are designed to prevent immediate and irreparable harm or loss that may occur if no action is taken before a final decision is reached. For example, it may be used to stop someone from continuing a harmful activity or infringing on another party's rights until the case is fully resolved.


Maintaining the status quo: Interim injunctions help maintain the current state of affairs or the "status quo" during the legal proceedings. This can be essential in situations where allowing changes to occur could complicate the case or make it difficult to enforce a final judgment.


Ensuring justice: They are a tool for ensuring fairness and justice in legal proceedings. They help ensure that one party does not use its position to gain an unfair advantage or cause harm to the other party during the legal process.


Protecting the parties' interests: Interim injunctions can be used to protect a wide range of legal interests, such as property rights, contractual obligations, intellectual property, personal safety, or other rights that may be at risk during the course of a legal dispute.


Balancing interests: Courts typically weigh the interests and equities of the parties involved when deciding whether to grant an interim injunction. They consider factors like the likelihood of success at trial, the balance of harms, and the public interest.


An interim injunction is not a final decision on the merits of a case but rather a temporary measure to address urgent and potentially irreparable issues. Once issued, it remains in effect until a final judgment is rendered in the underlying legal dispute or until the court decides to modify or dissolve the injunction.

Trusted by thousands of law students worldwide

Where are our students from?

Yale University

Council of Europe

Baker Mckenzie 

University of Chicago

Columbia University

New York University

University of Michigan 

INSEAD

University College London (UCL)

London School of Economics (LSE)

King’s College London (KCL)

University of London

University of Manchester

University of Zurich

University of York

Brandeis University

University of Exeter

University of Sheffield

Boston University

University of Washington

University of Leeds

University of Law

Royal Holloway, University of London 

Birkbeck, University of London

SOAS, University of London

University of Kent

University of Hull

Queen’s University Belfast

Toronto Metropolitan University

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

University of Buckingham

Your perfect companion for open-book and closed-book exams

Diagrams and Charts

Our carefully designed diagrams and charts will guide you through complex legal issues.

Clear and Succinct Definitions

Key concepts are concisely defined to help you understand legal topics quickly.

Statutory Provisions

Statutory provisions are provided side by side with legal concepts to help you swiftly locate the relevant legislation.

Case Summaries

We have summarised important cases for you so that you don't need to read long and boring cases.

Rules and Exceptions

Rules and exceptions are clearly listed so that you know when a rule applies and when it doesn't.

Terminology

Legal terms and key concepts are explained at the beginning of each chapter to help you learn efficiently.

Case Law

Case law is provided side by side with legal concepts so that you know how legal principles and precedents were established.

Law Essay Guide

You will learn essential law exam skills and essay writing techniques that are not taught in class.

Problem Question Guide

We will show you how to answer problem questions step by step to achieve first-class results.

Structured Explanations

Complex legal concepts are broken down into concise and digestible bullet point explanations.

Legal Research

You will learn legal research techniques with our study guide and become a proficient legal researcher.

Exam-focused

All essential concepts, principles, and case law are included so that you can answer exam questions quickly.