Case

NMC v Emma Short

2018

Practice Areas

Professional Discipline

Representing Emma Short, the Service Manager for an Inpatient Unit for people with learning disabilities where, in 2013, Connor Sparrowhawk had an epileptic fit in the bath a died. After an inquest in 2015 found that his death was partly due to neglect, Mrs Short faced grave charges, including contributing to or causing the death of the young man. However, following the demonstration of systemic institutional failings during a forty-five day hearing, no charges were found proved.


Related Barristers


Mary-Teresa Deignan

Mary-Teresa Deignan
Year of Call: 1991