Freezing Order

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Definition: Freezing Order




Full Definition of Freezing Order


A freezing order or Mareva injunction is a prohibitory injunction ordering the defendant not to dispose of or remove his assets from the jurisdiction prior to trial.

A freezing order will only be awarded where the claimant has a good arguable case, assets within the jurisdiction and there is a real possibility that they will be removed or dissipated (Derby & Co Ltd v Weldon 1990).


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Freezing Order are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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