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COVID in care homes

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COVID in care homes

A recent study from the BBC has highlighted that inspections at Scotland’s care homes fell by more than 90% during the first two months of the pandemic.  At the same time, deaths from COVID-19 in care homes rose dramatically, eventually outstripping those in hospitals.

Calls have been made for independent inquiries to examine the procedures and policies operating in care homes during the pandemic and whether families’ loved ones, who were amongst the most vulnerable in society, were sufficiently protected from the impact of the pandemic.

Livingstone Brown has been instructed on behalf of several families to seek answers from care homes and public authorities on the deaths of their loved ones. We have a specialist team of solicitors who are able to investigate families’ concerns with empathy, respect and thoroughness.

Kevin Pike, head of the firm’s Personal Injury practice unit, can be contacted confidentially to discuss any concerns from family members on 0141 429 8166 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Where appropriate, we can set up joint video meetings (using Zoom, FaceTime or Teams) with wider family groups. 


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Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.

If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.

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Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.

The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.

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