RESULTS OF SRA DIVERSITY SURVEY 2017

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 in July 2017. 76% of personnel completed the survey of which none chose the “prefer not to say option” other than to the questions concerning disability according to the Equality Act 2010 and religion where 4% and 12% respectively chose the “prefer not to say” option.

The diversity survey data results are set out below.

Gender

Male - 15%

Female - 85%

Prefer not to say - 0%

Category of personnel

Partner/manager - 19%

Non-partner fee earner - 31%

Other non-fee earner - 50%

Prefer not to say - 0%

 Age

Under 25 - 12%

25 to 34 - 12%

35 to 44 - 15%

45 to 54 - 34%

55 to 64 - 23%

65 and over - 4%

Prefer not to say - 0%

Disability according to Equality Act 2010

Yes - 8%

No - 88%

Prefer not to say - 4%

Disability

Having a disability a little - 12%

Not having a disability - 88%

Prefer not to say - 0%

 

Education – University - first generation to attend university

Yes - 30%

No - 27%

Did not attend University - 39%

Invalid response - 4%

Prefer not to say - 0%

Education - School

State school - 85%

Independent/fee paying school - 15%

Prefer not to say - 0%

 

 

Ethnicity

British, English, Welsh etc - 92%

White or and Asian - 4%

Indian - 4%

Other - 0%

Prefer not to say 0%

Carer – time providing unpaid care for those with long term need

1 – 19 hours per week - 12%

20 – 49 hours per week - 0%

None - 0%

Prefer not to say - 88%

Primary Carer – children under 18

Primary carer - 35%

Not primary carer - 65%

Prefer not to say - 0%