McCue (as guardian for Andrew McCue) AP v. Glasgow City Council
On the 18 October 2022, GLC’s Solicitor Advocate, Mike Dailly, appeared before the UK Supreme Court, with Rachel Moon, Senior Solicitor at Govanhill Law Centre, on behalf of the Appellant in the Scottish appeal of McCue v. GCC.
The Respondent was represented by Ruth Crawford K.C. and Dan Byrne, Advocate, instructed by GCC’s legal team.
The key issue was whether the Respondent’s charging policy for community care services was discriminatory. The Appellant is the mother and guardian of Andrew McCue. Andrew is disabled and thus entitled to community care services from the Respondent, a local authority.
The Respondent has the power to charge for its services, though certain deductions may be applied to reduce the contribution payable. This appeal concerns the Respondent’s decision to allow only certain deductions together with the validity of the charging policy.
The appeal was heard by the UK Supreme Court Justices, The Lord President, Lord Reed; Lord Lloyd-Jones; Lord Sales; Lord Burrows; and Lord Stephens
A video of the hearing is available on the UK Supreme Court’s website: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2021-0028.html