The ruling on covid policies in care homes could pave the way 'to one of the first and largest group action of its kind'

Following a High Court ruling last week, human rights lawyers from law firm Leigh Day are investigating possible compensation claims for families who lost loved ones in care homes during the covid-19 pandemic.

The High Court ruled in favour of two women who brought claims after they each lost their fathers in care homes during the pandemic. The High Court ruled the government’s policies at the start of the pandemic – when care home residents who had spent time in hospital were discharged back into care homes without a period of self-isolation – were unlawful.

The court ruled the policies contained in documents published in March and April 2020 were unlawful because they failed to take into account ...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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