The High Court handed down judgment in a claim brought by the Imamia Mission (UK), an unincorporated association and registered charity, for injunctive relief and possession of a mosque in North London, in circumstances where the charity had elected to close the Mosque and relocate the charitable base elsewhere. The Defendants were variously members of the charity or local community, worshippers and contributors and wished to continue to worship at the mosque which had been the central place of worship in the local area and was held in great affection. The claim raised issues as to the legal structure and Constitution of the charity, the capacity and powers of its Executive Committee and the supervisory role of the Charity Commission, amidst allegations of corruption and breach of fiduciary duty.
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Myriam Stacey represented the successful Claimants.