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Equality & Diversity

We recently undertook a review of our Diversity information for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The results can be seen below.

Diversity Information - June 2019

Question

Response

Solicitor partners (sole practitioner, member or director)

Solicitor (not partner)

Other fee earning role

Role directly supporting fee earner

Managerial Role

IT/ HR/ other corporate services role

Prefer not to say

1. Select the category which best describes your role in the firm

 

8

3

4

12

1

2

5

2. Age

16 - 24

   

1

  

1

25 - 34

1

 

2

4

   

35 - 44

5

2

2

3

1

  

45 - 54

1

1

 

3

 

1

 

55 - 64

1

    

1

 

65+

   

1

   

Prefer not to say

      

4

Invalid/no response to this question

       

3. Gender identity

Man

3

   

1

  

Woman

5

3

4

12

 

2

 

Other preferred description

       

Prefer not to say

      

5

Invalid/no response to this question

       

4. Transgender (gender identity different from your registered sex at birth)

Yes

1

  

1

   

No

7

3

4

11

1

2

 

Prefer not to say

      

5

Invalid/no response to this question

       

Question not asked

       

5. Disability (according to Equality Act)

Yes

1

      

No

7

3

4

12

1

2

 

Prefer not to say

      

5

Invalid/no response to this question

       

6. Day-to-day activities limited due to health problem or disability lasting at least 12 months

Yes, limited a lot

       

Yes, limited a little

1

2

     

No

7

1

4

12

1

2

 

Prefer not to say

      

5

Invalid/no response to this question

       

7. Ethnicity

Bangladeshi

       

Chinese

       

Indian

1

      

Pakistani

       

Any other Asian background

       

African

       

Caribbean

       

Any other Black background

       

White and Asian

       

White and Black African

       

White and Black Caribbean

       

White and Chinese

       

Any other Mixed / multiple ethnic background

       

British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish

7

3

4

12

1

2

5

Irish

       

Gypsy or Irish Traveller

       

Any other White background

       

Arab

       

Any other ethnic group

       

Prefer not to say

       

Invalid/no response to this question

       

8. Religion or belief

No religion or belief / Atheist

3

  

6

1

2

 

Buddhist

       

Christian

3

3

4

4

   

Hindu

       

Jewish

       

Muslim

       

Sikh

       

Any other religion or belief

   

1

   

Prefer not to say

2

  

1

  

5

Invalid/no response to this question

       

9. Sexual orientation

Bi

       

Gay/Lesbian

 

1

     

Heterosexual/straight

8

2

4

12

1

2

 

Other

       

Prefer not to say

      

5

Invalid/no response to this question

       

10. School type from 11 to 16

UK State-run or state-funded school - selective on academic, faith or other grounds

8

1

 

2

   

UK State-run or state-funded school - non-selective

 

1

4

10

1

2

 

UK Independent or fee-paying school - bursary

       

UK Independent or fee-paying school - no bursary

 

1

     

Attended school outside the UK

       

Other

       

Don't know

       

Prefer not to say

      

5

Invalid/no response to this question

       

Question not asked

       

11. Highest level of qualifications achieved by either of your parent(s)/guardian(s) by the time you were 18

At least one has a degree level qualification

6

1

2

2

   

Qualifications below degree level

2

1

2

7

 

2

 

No formal qualifications

    

1

  

Don't know

   

2

   

Not applicable

       

Other

   

1

   

Prefer not to say

 

1

    

5

Invalid/no response to this question

       

Question not asked

       

12. Work of the main/ highest income earner in your household when you were aged about 14

Modern professional occupations such as: teacher/lecturer, nurse, physiotherapist, social worker, welfare officer, artist, musician, police officer (sergeant or above), software designer

2

1

     

Clerical and intermediate occupations such as: secretary, personal assistant, clerical worker, office clerk, call centre agent, nursing auxiliary, nursery nurse

  

1

  

1

 

Senior managers and administrators usually responsible for planning, organising and co-ordinating work and for finance such as: finance manager, chief executive

3

  

3

 

1

 

Technical and craft occupations such as: motor mechanic, fitter, inspector, plumber, printer, tool maker, electrician, gardener, train driver

1

1

2

7

   

Semi-routine manual and service occupations such as: postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, receptionist, sales assistant

2

 

1

2

1

  

Routine manual and service occupations such as: HGV driver, van driver, cleaner, porter, packer, sewing machinist, messenger, labourer, waiter / waitress, bar staff

       

Middle or junior managers such as: office manager, retail manager, bank manager, restaurant manager, warehouse manager, publican

       

Traditional professional occupations such as: accountant, solicitor, medical practitioner, scientist, civil/mechanical engineer

 

1

     

Short term unemployed (claimed Jobseeker's Allowance or earlier unemployment benefit for a year or less)

       

Long term unemployed (claimed Jobseeker's Allowance or earlier unemployment benefit for more than a year)

       

Inactive (excluding those that are retired)

       

Retired

       

Not applicable

       

Other

       

Don't know

       

Prefer not to say

      

5

Invalid/no response to this question

       

Question not asked

       

13. Primary carer for a child under 18

Yes

5

2

2

6

   

No

3

1

2

6

1

2

 

Prefer not to say

      

5

Invalid / no response to this question

       

14. Time spent providing unpaid care for those with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age

No

7

3

4

11

1

2

 

Yes, 1 - 19 hours a week

   

1

   

Yes, 20 - 49 hours a week

1

      

Yes, 50 or more hours a week

       

Prefer not to say

      

5

Invalid / no response to this question

      


 

 

 

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