BATCHELOR SHARP – EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY DATA

In 2011, the Legal Services Board published their decision paper on increasing diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce. This requires approved regulators, such as the SRA, to ensure that a comprehensive evidence base about the diversity characteristics of the legal workforce is available.

All firms regulated by the SRA are required to collect , report and publish data about the diversity make-up of their workforce, every 2 years from 2014/15.

The survey collated data on the roles, age, gender, religion, sexuality, education, disability, ethnicity, socio-economic background and caring responsibilities of the workforce.

The following sections contain a summary of the group diversity data for 2019. In the interest of data protection this document will not include data where persons can be identified, nor does it does include sensitive personal data such as sexuality and religion.

Data was collected between 1st March and 30th April 2019 and submitted to The SRA on 7th June 2019.

 

The Results were as follows:-

  1. Out of 24 Partners and Staff at the time of the survey 17 responded ( 70 % response)
  2. Out of the respondents 35% of the workforce were aged between 55 and 64,  35% between 45 and 54, 12% between 35 and 44, and only 5% between 16 and 24 .
  3. 76% of respondents were women.
  4. None of the respondents indicated that they regarded themselves as having a disability, however, 6% indicated that they had limited mobility in some form or another.
  5. With regard to ethnicity 100% of the respondents considered themselves as White British or other.
  6. With regard to education 70% of respondents attended UK state schools(non selective) and only 12% attended a selective school. One respondent attended school outside the UK.

 

Batchelor Sharp June 2019

 

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