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Experience and Expertise
Joshua’s charities practice encompasses all aspects of litigation in the Chancery Division and county courts, advisory work and drafting, with particular experience in disputes involving religious charities and unincorporated associations, and advising local authorities holding land as charity trustees.
Joshua is a member of the Charity Law Association. He was in the Association’s working party on the Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill.
Cases and Work of Note
- Park v Cho  EWHC 55 (Ch);  PTSR 769: appeal against lifting of stay of enforcement of costs order following trial in charity proceedings due to lack of Charity Commission permission to bring proceedings.
- Marwaha v Singh  EWHC B6 (Ch): claim for an injunction to restrain the holding of elections to the management committee of a Sikh temple in Leicester and compel the current committee to review the membership list.  WLR (D) 429 (CA): Court of Appeal held that the court could interfere in the exercise of charity trustees’ discretion where they acted in breach of duty without an allegation of bad faith.
- Cifci v Erbil  EWHC 3170 (Ch): declarations as to the constitution governing an unincorporated Alevi charity and the validity of registration of new members.
- Re Longman, Deceased  EWHC 666 (Ch);  PTSR 1619: construction of a gift of residue to a charity involved in a merger between the date of the will and the date of death, in light of s 75F of the Charities Act 1993 (now s 311 of the Charities Act 2011).
- Dean v Burne  EWHC 1250 (Ch): construction of trust deeds relating to the assets of the Russian Orthodox community in London. Joshua acted as junior counsel to the representative defendant in this high-profile charitable trust dispute in the Chancery Division.
Charity mergers: a missed opportunity (TEL&TJ Vol 143 p 15)