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Judgment in Cifci & Others v Erbil & Other [2012] EWHC 3170 (Ch)

Joshua Winfield and Francesca Quint were on opposing sides in a highly contentious case in the Chancery Division concerning the constitutional position of a charity which provides a community centre for the Alevi community.

Joshua Winfield acted for the Claimants, who argued that the charity was governed by a constitution adopted in 2006. Francesca Quint acted for the Defendants, who claimed that the original constitution dating from 1994 was still in force.

The Defendants succeeded on the substance of the case but suffered a partial costs penalty for pre-trial procedural failures.

The judge, Mr Edward Bartley-Jones QC, in his Judgment delivered on 12 November, commended both counsel for ‘the constructive way in which they identified the issues for [him] to address and for the way in which they dealt with matters such as the late submission of witness statements and late production of documentation.’

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