Injunctions are an order of court requiring a person to refrain from doing (prohibitory injunction), or to do, a particular act (mandatory injunction). It is a form of equitable relief and provides the applicant with a remedy where a grievance cannot be met by the common law remedy of damages. It is normally the plaintiff that seeks an injunction.
There are several types of injunctions including:
It is binding on any person having notice of the making of the order. A non-party who acts contrary to an injunction when they know of its existence and terms can be guilty of contempt.