An injunction is an order of the court that:
- Requires a party to do something (known as a mandatory injunction).
- Requires a party to stop doing something (known as a prohibitory injunction).
What is contempt of court?
An individual will be in contempt of court if they interfere with the administration of justice. Deliberately breaching a court order may be in contempt of court. Sanctions for contempt of court include:
- Seizure of assets.
Establishing that someone is in contempt of court
To establish that someone is in contempt of court, it is necessary to prove that he:
- Knew of the terms of the court order.
- Acted (or failed to act) in a manner that involved a breach of the court order.
- Knew of the facts which made his conduct a breach of the court order.
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