Care home campaigner loses Strasbourg appeal

Yvonne Hossack, the solicitor campaigning for the rights of the elderly, has lost a key appeal at the European Court of Human Rights in her battle against the closure of care homes.

08 Jun 2010

Yvonne Hossack, the solicitor campaigning for the rights of the elderly, has lost a key appeal at the European Court of Human Rights in her battle against the closure of care homes.

The ruling is a further setback for the Kettering practitioner, who has acted for more than 80 elderly care home residents, and was hit by a wasted costs order for the first time earlier this year (see Solicitors Journal 154/11, 23 March 2010). The sole practitioner had taken the case of one of her clients to Strasbourg, claiming that her transfer to a new home would greatly reduce her life expectancy.

The ECtHR has now ruled that the transfer represented a risk for the pensioners involved but that the local authority’s decision was not ...

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