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Interim injunctions remain a core remedy when circumstances dictate. Yet to succeed, either on an application or in opposing one, counsel need to both identify the exact legal issues and principles and also tailor the case, assembling all of the facts and evidence, accordingly. This On Demand seminar provides a ‘woah to go’ practical guide, including the judicial perspective, on this area which is of significance in various jurisdictions.

Learning Outcomes 

In respect of interim injunctions:

  • Gain greater insights into the preliminary and strategic considerations.
  • Understand better the threshold issues of: a serious question to be tried; the balance of convenience; and the overall justice of the case. 
  • Understand more about the practicalities of making and defending an application.
  • Gain a better appreciation of the practical aspects of gaining and enforcing the order. 

Who should view?

Litigators of all levels of experience who appear in the High and District Courts, to upskill or by way of refresher. 


Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Christine Meechan QC

For over 30 years Christine has practised exclusively as a commercial litigator, specialising in insurance, construction and employment disputes. Christine was a partner at Bell Gully in Auckland, leaving the firm in 2008 to go to the independent Bar as a member of Bankside Chambers. She took silk in 2013. Her practice continues to be commercially focused and involves her acting as counsel in a wide range of commercial disputes.

Mark Colthart

Mark is a barrister specialising in commercial litigation, arbitration, and construction law.  Admitted to the bar in 1994, he has practiced as a barrister since 2006.

Mark is a Fellow and current Council Member of the Arbitrators’ & Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is on the Arbitration Panel of the New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre, and the Adjudication Panel of the Building Disputes Tribunal. Mark also sits as a member of the Property Disputes Committee of the Auckland District Law Society.

Mark regularly acts as counsel in commercial litigation in the High Court, and in appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He acts as counsel in commercial arbitrations, adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act, and in proceedings in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal. He also acts as Arbitrator in commercial arbitrations, with a particular focus on property and construction issues, and as an Adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act.


The Honourable Justice Courtney