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Injunctions and Other Emergency Relief

Injunctions and Other Emergency Relief
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The need for an injunction arises in urgent situations where practitioners are typically under significant time pressure. Familiarity with the process and principles is essential in order to fulfil your client’s needs at short notice.

This seminar will consider the key steps, effective strategies and the latest case law governing this type of relief, ensuring you have a sound understanding of how to protect your client’s position. It will provide an overview and explanation of aspects of injunctions and other emergency orders; as well as practical advice and guidance on filing applications and responding to them.

Topics covered will include:

  • Key principles and categories of injunctions
  • Practicalities: documents/jurisdiction/ex parte or on notice/other solutions
  • Injunctions in specific areas of law including:
    – Breach of confidence
    – Privacy
    – Defamation
    – Restraint of trade
  • Freezing orders
  • Anton Piller orders
  • Interim relief in judicial review
  • Stays and interim relief pending appeal
  • Interim measures in support of arbitration.

Learning objectives

After this seminar/webinar you will have:

  • Refreshed and enhanced understanding of the principles of injunctions.
  • Clarity as to the injunctions available and in what circumstances.
  • Practical knowledge of how to approach the court process.

Who should attend

All general practitioners and junior and intermediate litigators.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is now available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Seminar: The presenters will share practical advice, providing opportunity for questions and discussion.
  • Webinar: A condensed 2 hour version of this seminar will be presented by live webinar.


  • Seminar: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Webinar: 9.30am - 11.30 - registrations close 3pm 30 October


  • Sarah Armstrong, Partner, Russell McVeagh, Auckland
  • Tim Stephens, Barrister, Stout Street Chambers, Wellington

Fee (incl GST)


  • $255 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $305 - Non-members


  • $205 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $255 - Non-members
  • 2+1 registrations and study groups click here for more info

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here

Download PDF brochure and registration form here.

Christchurch 30 October
Wellington 31 October
Auckland 1 November
Webinar 31 October
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less the cost of the booklet and less an administration fee of $75. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

Live webinar - CPD 

Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.
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