As a firm regulated by the SRA, we are required to collect, report and publish workforce diversity data about the diversity make-up of our workforce.
The Firm is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a workforce that reflects at all levels the diverse communities that we serve. It is important that we monitor and analyse diversity information so that we can ensure that our HR processes are fair, transparent, promote equality of opportunity for all staff, and do not have an adverse impact on any particular group.
Each year, we ask all our staff to take part in an anonymous diversity survey (without any legal or regulatory obligation) with questions provided by the SRA. In September 2015, we surveyed our 15 staff, 100% of whom responded. An overview of the results is below.
SUMMARY OF OUR RESULTS:
Role within firm:
|Role||Solicitor (sole practitioner, partner, member or director)||Solicitor||Other fee earning role||Role directly supporting a fee earner||Managerial role||IT/HR/other corporate services role||PNTS*|
Ownership and supervisory responsibilities within the firm:
|Role||Sole practitioner, partner, member or director of the firm||Associate or Assistant||Other employee or staff member||PNTS*|
|Shares in ownership of the firm||Yes||No||PNTS*||Responsibility for supervising or managing other employees||Yes||No||PNTS*|
|Age||16 – 24||25 – 34||35 – 44||45 – 54||55 – 64||65+||PNTS*|
|Ethnicity||White||Mixed/Multiple Ethnic Group||PNTS*|
Level of Education:
|Education Primary/Secondary||UK State School||UK fee-paying school||Non-UK school||PNTS*|
|Higher Education||University 1st generation||University – not 1st generation||Did not attend university||PNTS*|
|Caring responsibilities – children||Primary carer||Not primary carer||PNTS*|
|Caring responsibilities – others||None||1 – 19 hours per week||20 – 49 hours per week||50+ hours per week||PNTS*|
PLEASE NOTE: we have not published data collected relating to sexual orientation or religious belief as these categories are exempt from the requirement to publish.
* PNTS – preferred not to say