Former ballerina loses appeal to Supreme Court over nighttime care

06.07.11 |

The Supreme Court has upheld the decision by Kensington and Chelsea to withdraw nighttime care from Elaine McDonald and instead provide her with incontinence pads, although she is not in fact incontinent. This was a majority judgment and Baroness Hale would have allowed the appeal. Ms McDonald was represented by Stephen Cragg and Steve Broach, and her appeal was funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission who have responded to the judgment. Ian Wise QC acted for the interveners, Age UK.

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