Congratulations to Caron Heyes for being shortlisted in the Women and Diversity Legal Awards Woman of the Year 2024 category for her pro bono work on behalf of people with learning disabilities, specifically the Rachel's Voice campaign
You can read about Caron's work with Mencap and the terrible case of Rachel Johnston who died following negligent care by her care home after she had all her teeth removed: Coroner to consider severest warning to care home following Rachel Johnston's death | Fieldfisher
The inquest and medical neglignece claim on behalf of Rachel's family helped instigate the Rachel's Voice campaign in conjunction with Fieldfisher's pro bono team and Mencap.
ITV and other news platforms also reported another of Caron's cases involving the sub-standard care of Lyn Parker, a woman with learning disabilities who died after she was dropped from height in her care home.
Caron continues to lobby for better healthcare for people with learning disabilities.
Fieldfisher as a firm has also been nominated for Disability and/or Neurodiversity Initiative of the Year for Rachel's Voice.
Head of Serious Injury Jill Greenfield was named Disputes Lawyer of the Year in the 2023 Women and Diversity in Law Awards.
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