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.

Category of personnel
Solicitor partners (sole practitioner / member / director) 8%
Solicitor (not partner) 28%
Other fee earning role 4%
Role directly supporting fee earner 44%
Managerial Role 4%
IT/ HR/ other corporate services role 4%
Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) / CILEx Practitioner 4%
Prefer not to say 4%

 

Gender
Male 28%
Female 72%
Prefer not to say 0%

 

Age
16-24 4%
25 to 34 32%
35 to 44 24%
45 to 54 8%
55 to 64 24%
65 and over 0%
Prefer not to say 8%

 

Disability (according to Equality Act)
Yes 4%
No 96%
Prefer not to say 0%

 

Ethnicity
British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish 96%
White and Asian 4%
Any other ethnic group 0%
Prefer not to say 0%

 

School type from 11 to 16
UK State-run or state-funded school – selective on academic, faith or other grounds 32%
UK State-run or state-funded school – non-selective 64%
Other 0%
Prefer not to say 4%

 

Primary carer for a child under 18
Yes 52%
No 48%
Prefer not to say 0%

 

Time spent providing unpaid care for those with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age
No 100%
Yes, 1 – 19 hours a week 0%
Yes, 20 – 49 hours a week 0%
Yes, 50 hours or more a week 0%
Prefer not to say 0%