Diversity Data

Solicitors’ firms are now required to carry out an annual diversity survey for their firm, submit the responses to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and publish the data. Completion by personnel of the survey is not compulsory, and the data regarding religion and sexual orientation is excluded from the publication requirement. Also, publication of the data has to be in a form such that individuals cannot be identified.

We carried out our diversity survey in November and December 2013. 90% of the personnel completed the survey; of whom 0% selected the “prefer not to say” option.

The diversity survey data results are set out below.


Category of personnel

Partner/manager 18.5%

Non-partner fee earner 22%

Other non-fee earner 59.5%

Prefer not to say 0%



Ethnicity

UK – white 100%

Non UK – white or mixed race 0%

Other 0%

Prefer not to say 0%


Gender

Male 22%

Female 78%

Prefer not to say 0%

Disability

Having a disability 0%

Not having a disability 100%

Prefer not to say 0%


Age

Under 25 15%

25-34 15%

35-44 15%

45-54 18%

55-64 37%

65 and over 0%

Prefer not to say 0%