SRA Legal Diversity Survey Report 2017

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We were recently happy to comply with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) annual request to collect, report and publish our workforce diversity profile, to help the SRA and Legal Service’s Board promote transparency and diversity in the legal services market.

Blackstone Solicitors has a modern approach to equality and diversity.

We strive to ensure that our staff and all the people we deal with understand our equality and diversity policy and analyse our results from staff surveys.

Below are the results of our diversity questionnaire 2017.

Role Categories 

  • 3 Partners
  • 5 Solicitors
  • 5 Fee Earners
  • 4 Supporting Fee Earners
  • 3 Manager/IT/Other

Age and Gender 

  • 16 – 24 YRS = 4
  • 25 – 34 YRS = 4
  • 35 – 44 YRS = 4
  • 45 – 54 YRS = 4
  • 55 – 64 YRS = 4
  • FEMALE = 15
  • MALE = 5

Gender Identity 

Do you consider your own gender identity to be different from that associated with your sex as registered at birth:

  • Yes = 0
  • No = 15
  • Prefer not to say = 5

Disability 

Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition in the Equality Act 2010?

  • Yes = 5
  • No = 15
  • Prefer not to say = 5
  • Are your day to day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at last 12 months?
  • Yes = 6
  • No = 13
  • Prefer not to say = 1

Ethnic Group 

  • Indian = 1
  • Pakistani = 1
  • Caribbean = 1
  • White & Asian = 1
  • Other Mixed = 1
  • British/English/Welsh = 13
  • Any other ethnic = 1
  • Prefer not to say = 1

Religion 

  • No religion or belief = 4
  • Christian = 11
  • Hindu = 2
  • Jewish = 1
  • Muslim = 2

Sexual Orientation

  • Heterosexual/Straight = 19
  • Prefer not to say = 1

Education 

Did you mainly attend a state or fee paying school between the ages 11 – 18?

  • UK State School = 12
  • UK Independent Fee Paying School = 6
  • Attended School Outside The UK = 1
  • Prefer not to say = 1

If you went to University to study a BA, BSc course or higher, were you part of the first generation of your family to do so?

  • Yes = 7
  • No = 8
  • Did not attend university = 5

Are you a primary carer for a child or children under the age of 18 yrs?

  • Yes = 3
  • No = 17
  • Do you look after or care for someone with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age (unpaid)?
  • No = 19
  • Yes 1 – 19 hrs per week = 1

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