Injunctions to stop mortgagee sales and receiverships – when will the court intervene?

17 June 2021

Debtors will often apply for an injunction to stop a mortgagee sale, a receivership sale, or the entire receivership. How does that happen and when will an application succeed?

Interim injunction applications are a recurring feature for mortgagees and receivers. They are typically the last roll of the dice for a desperate debtor or its guarantor. An injunction application that is not managed correctly can be significantly disruptive to a sale process, and potentially threaten settlement.

Our paper, developed for the 19th Annual Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Conference, looks at:

  • The practical process of getting an injunction (notice requirements, undertakings as to damages, interim protection etc).
  • The legal threshold – how hard is it for an applicant to get its case across the line?
  • The type of errors, issues and concerns that will cause a Court to intervene in an enforcement process. What might debtors try to argue and when might those arguments succeed?
  • Practically, how does a mortgagee or receiver respond to this type of application?

We address these points through the lens of a number of recent case law examples. Click the button below to access our paper. 

Injunctions to stop mortgagee sales and receiverships

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