With offices immediately adjacent to the leading barrister’s chambers and the Royal Courts of Justice, in appropriate circumstances we are well placed to apply for and secure injunctions/emergency relief for our clients.
We are experienced in advising on a broad range of injunctions and other emergency orders; including applications for:
- Injunctions to protect an individual from domestic abuse;
- Injunctions to protect an individual from harassment;
- Orders to regulate the occupancy of the family home;
- Freezing orders to prevent an individual from disposing of assets or otherwise frustrating a financial claim;
- Injunctions to stop an individual from pursuing proceedings in another jurisdiction; and
- Injunctions under the inherent jurisdiction to prevent child abduction.
We recognise the stressful and traumatic circumstances in which such applications are made. Often working under pressure, and where time is of the essence, our experienced team is able to guide clients sensitively through the process whilst focusing on securing a successful outcome. Often such applications will have an international dimension. We have extensive contacts in other jurisdictions with whom we are able to engage at short notice.
With top ratings in Chambers UK, Chambers HNW and The Legal 500 UK guides, the Family Team is recognised as frequently advising in some of the most high-value and high-profile matrimonial cases in the market, including cases involving complex international aspects.
The Family Team at Payne Hicks Beach is ranked in Chambers HNW 2023, the directory writes that “Payne Hicks Beach has a highly esteemed family law department which regularly handles high-value and sophisticated matters.” “They are uniformly first rate, from the technical ability of more junior team members with day to day responsibility on a case, to the deep experience and strategic thinking offered by the partners and more senior associates.” “PHB are absolutely excellent. They are all extremely competent, and can handle really big cases without being fazed by anything. With rankings over many years in Chambers HNW, testimonials include “They’re as good as you’ll find; they’re a class act,” says a source, explaining: “They have a lot of depth to their practice. They all have great experience and are very good to deal with.” Another comments: “They are a fantastic group of lawyers. They provide excellent advice to clients, and they have strong expertise in a range of areas. They really invest in their clients; it’s a real pleasure dealing with them.”
The Legal 500 UK 2023 describes Payne Hicks Beach LLP as a “top notch firm that does A list work for the most influential, successful and high profile clients.” The directory expands to say that “the department is ‘outstanding’ and garners praise for its specialist advice on the full spectrum of complex family law issues often with an international dimension for high-profile individuals, entrepreneurs, UHNWs and others including members of international Royalty” and recognises that the team “is frequently instructed in cases that go to the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.” “Overall it is a ‘class act with a team of great lawyers who know exactly how to run the big, difficult litigation but never lose sight of what the client wants’.” One source comments: “The PHB family team has exceptional experience of the most complex international family law disputes. Very few other firms have this level of experience. Hand-in-hand with this the firm delivers a very personal service, giving clients the assurance that both their case and their welfare are being cared for with utmost attention.”