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 September 2015.  79% of the personnel completed the survey;

The diversity survey data results are set out below.

 

Category of personnel

Solicitor / manager

20%

Non-partner fee earner

13%

Other non-fee earner

53%

Invalid response

14%

Gender

Male

27%

Female

73%

Prefer not to say

0%

Age

Under 25

7%

25 to 34

0%

35 to 44

7%

45 to 54

33%

55 to 64

40%

65 and over

7%

Invalid response

6%

Disability

Having a disability

7%

Not having a disability

93%

Prefer not to say

0%

Ethnicity

UK - white

87%

Non-UK white or mixed race

0%

Other

0%

Prefer not to say

13%