Freezing Orders Defence Solicitors - Manchester

Draycott Browne has a wealth of experience in helping clients deal with a freezing order. Whether your personal or business assets have been affected, you will need urgent and effective advice from our trusted solicitors, who have the specialist technical knowledge to deal with your case discreetly and efficiently. Our expert serious crime team have a proven track record in financial matters such as these and can provide you with the tailored advice and help you need during this stressful time.

If you have been named in a freezing order, you should seek legal representation as soon as possible to protect your financial interests. Our solicitors will liaise with the court on your behalf and advise you on your next steps. For expert advice on freezing orders, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.

What is a freezing order?

A freezing order is an injunction from the court that prevents a person from accessing or disposing of their personal or business assets. These could include bank accounts, shares, investments, property and land etc.It is typically enforced in order to prevent a defendant from disposing of their assets before a judgement has been made on a separate case.

What you should do

If you have been named in a freezing order, you are likely to be shocked and stressed due to the unexpected nature of the injunction, as quite often, freezing orders are given without any notice being given to the defendant. However, if you do not adhere to the terms of the order, the consequences could be much greater. Once you have received a freezing order you must:

  • Contact a solicitor who is experienced in freezing cases
  • Ensure you comply with the terms stated in the freezing order (any breach of the order will lead to charges of contempt of court)
  • Give notice of the terms of the order to all relevant parties such as employees, banks, and any others who jointly hold assets with you or on your behalf.
  • If required, disclose details of your assets honestly. This is likely to be required within a given time-scale as specified in the terms of the order.

Freezing Orders are among the most serious court orders handed out and failure to comply with the terms can be seen as contempt of court and lead to a prison sentence. It is vital that you adhere to the terms of the order and seek professional advice as soon as possible.

How we can help

By contacting our experienced legal team, you will have access to first-class legal advice. We can assist individuals or businesses and our solicitors will guide you through the process of a freezing order and help you in the following areas:

  • Applying for the release of restrained funds on your behalf in order to maintain your household
  • Assisting you in the reparation of your assets
  • Arranging the payment of debts
  • Applying for the discharge of your freezing order
  • Helping you prepare a statement for the court

Applying for legal aid

If your assets have been frozen, it is unlikely you will have access to any funds to pay for legal services. By applying for legal aid, your case could be granted funds, so you no longer need to worry about the financial repercussions of your case. Our solicitors will guide you through the process of legal aid, giving you the best chances of a successful application.


We understand that you want to regain access to your assets as soon as possible, which is why our solicitors strive to work quickly and efficiently to resolve all freezing casesas quickly as possible.

Specialist expertise are essential when it comes to instructing a firm of solicitors to deal with Freezing Orders. Draycott Browne is well-placed to offer you the required advice and guidance on such financial matters and our reputation speaks for itself. Our solicitors will be both stringent and thorough, utilising their in depth knowledge in this area, as they work tirelessly to bring your case to a swift end.

If you are looking for a highly respected legal firm to represent you, then look no further than Draycott Browne.

Our trusted team of experienced solicitors offer services within Manchester and throughout North West England. If you have been affected by a freezing order and need advice on what to do next, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.

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