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Freezing Injunctions and Orders

Whether you are applying for or defending against freezing orders, our extensive and experienced team is on hand to react rapidly and effectively to help you secure the outcome you seek.

Key contact

Frank Brumby

With over 25 years’ experience in the restructuring and insolvency arena, my job involves advising a wide variety of clients, from clearing banks to Licensed Insolvency Practitioners, directors, partners and individuals. My clients know that I’ll work with them to find a solution that works for them and their business. My advice covers all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency, bank recovery, property and commercial litigation.

Obtaining domestic or worldwide freezing injunctions

A freezing order, sometimes known as a Mareva injunction, prevents assets from being transferred, converted or otherwise dealt with. 

They are useful when you are bringing a claim against a person or company but suspect they may attempt to move assets before you can obtain a judgment against them.

A freezing order prevents the defendant from dealing with the assets and gives you priority over their other creditors if they become insolvent.

Our support gives you the experience you need to obtain the freezing order and ensure the assets remain available.

Advising you if you are subject to a freezing order

If someone is trying to get a freezing order against you, or you are subject to a freezing order, we can advise you on how to deal with it.  

A freezing order will usually come ‘out of the blue’ and will typically lead to the freezing of your bank accounts, which will prevent you spending any money. 

We act with the urgency that’s needed. We may be able to apply to get it varied to provide for the release of money to meet your reasonable living expenses and/or legal costs. We may even be able to get it dismissed.

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Hear what our clients say about us

I have worked with Sam now on many turnaround assignments over the last 15 years. I have always found him to be extremely focused and user-friendly with an innate ability to engage successfully with all key stakeholders. I have worked particularly closely with Sam on mid-market manufacturing and retail assignments, as well as large national charities. I would always recommend Sam to directors who need expert legal assistance in navigating difficult times and support with engagement with all stakeholders as they drive towards a successful turnaround.

Dr Mark Taylor Bluesky Associates Turnaround & Transformation Advisory LLP

Sam is great at building relationships, has a strong knowledge of the marketplace and will make introductions to relevant third parties. He is proactive and very commercial, coming up with suggestions and solutions that we hadn’t thought of. Sam doesn’t just focus on the legal documentation, but also uses his mind to find ways forward. He is very down to earth and is never difficult to get hold of. Sam offers a genuine, partner-led approach.

Jo Power FRP (previously ExWorks)

This is the best news, thank you so much. Deanne, you have been wonderful throughout and especially helping me with my serious upset and frantic feelings, you have gone above and beyond anything expected.

I am so grateful for all your kindness throughout this whole process.

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They are ready to move at short notice to deliver a great outcome.


Legal 500 2024 – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

The team headed by Sam Payne is well rounded, pragmatic and cost effective, covering all types of corporate insolvency assignments.

Legal 500 2024 – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

The team can call on a wide variety of talent. There is plenty of diversity amongst the team and they are solution driven.

Legal 500 2024 – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

I find the team’s approach to be fast, effective and agile.

Legal 500 2024 – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

Sam’s excellent understanding of all intricacies of both the financial and insolvency aspects to this administration, and his great team, are why we continue to instruct them.

Damian Webb RSM

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