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Freezing Orders, Search and Imaging Orders and Disclosure Orders

Distilling Disputes Series | January 25, 2023

Presented by Fried Frank’s Disputes team, the Distilling Disputes series uses data and graphics to draw out the strategic issues which clients face when litigating disputes in the English Courts and in international commercial and investment arbitration. The seventh edition provides an overview and insights into the pre-emptive remedies available in the English Courts. These are of particular relevance in the context of the pursuit of fraud claims, and this article highlights the toolbox of remedies available to potential claimants, including Freezing Orders, Disclosure Orders and Search and Imaging Orders, and other ancillary powers available to the English Courts.

This edition is co-authored with Steven Gee, KC. Steven is an English King’s Counsel and arbitrator with forty years’ experience of appearing in some of the most complex and important commercial litigation and arbitration disputes. Steven is the leading authority on injunctions under English law. His book, Commercial Injunctions, now in its seventh edition, provides definitive guidance on the full range of pre-emptive remedies available in the English Courts, and has been cited in courts across the world.

Fried Frank’s multi-disciplinary team of barristers and solicitors has extensive experience of advising and acting for claimants and respondents in civil fraud claims, and in making and resisting applications for pre-emptive relief in the English Courts, including for Freezing Orders, and orders to obtain disclosure of assets, information and documentation, and to preserve evidence.  Please find our seventh edition here.

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