Fairweathers’ Diversity & Equality Survey 2019

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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 June 2019, we surveyed our 14 staff, 78.6% 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*
Results 9.1% 18.2% 9.1% 36.4% 27.3% 0 0

Demographics:

Age 16 – 24 25 – 34 35 – 44 45 – 54 55 – 64 65+ PNTS*
Results 27.3% 18.2% 27.3% 27.3% 0 0 0
Gender Male Female Other preferred description
Results 18.2% 81.8% 0
Disability Disabled No Disability PNTS*
Results 0 100% 0
Ethnicity White Mixed/Multiple Ethnic Group PNTS*
Results 91% 9.1% 0

Level of Education:

Education Primary/Secondary UK State School UK fee-paying school Non-UK school PNTS*
Results 100% 0 0 0
Parent/Guardian’s Education Degree Level Below Degree Level No formal qualifications/don’t know PNTS*
Results 36.4% 45.5% 18.2% 0

Description of work of highest earner in household as a child:

Parent/Guardian’s Profession Modern profession Senior Manager Technical Routine manual Traditional profession Other/don’t know PNTS*
Results 27.3% 18.2% 18.2% 9.1% 27.3% 0 0

Caring Responsibilities:

Caring responsibilities – children Primary carer Not primary carer PNTS*
Results 54.5% 45.5% 0

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