HC-One is facing potential legal action over the deaths of residents from COVID-19 at a care home in Scotland.
Ten people died with COVID-19 symptoms at Home Farm care home on the Isle of Skye at the height of the pandemic.
PBW Law said it was representing families of three residents who had died at the service, the BBC reported.
Legal company Leigh Day added it was investigating potential legal action on behalf of families in Scotland and England.
The news came after NHS Highland announced it was purchasing Home Farm earlier this month.
NHS Highland had supported the home after an inspection in May revealed significant levels of concern.
A spokesperson for HC-One said: “HC One is only aware of this proposed action through the media statements of Leigh Day and PBW Law.
“The company understands fully the effect of this unprecedented pandemic on our residents, their relatives and our colleagues who have been caring for them. We have utmost sympathy for the distress and loss that has been felt by so many in recent months.
“As a responsible provider, which pays all UK taxes due and works constructively with regulatory and enforcement agencies, any claims will be referred to our Insurers. Therefore, it is not appropriate to make further public comment at this time.”