We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that there is no discrimination within the work place. Our procedures are reviewed annually.  We are however required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to undertake an annual review of members of staff and to publish the resulting data. The data was collected anonymously. There was a general feeling that to request such information is in itself an intrusion and unnecessary, but on the whole agreed to undertake the survey. The request for such information caused some offence, and that the SRA were wrong to request such information as evidenced by the large number of “prefer not to say” answers.

 

In July 2017, 7 out of 13 members of staff completed the survey.

The results of the survey are set out below.

 

1.      Role – 1 director, 1 other fee earner, 4 office support, 1 HR role.

2.      Age ranges -  1  25-34,  0  35-44,   2  45-54,  1  55-64,  1  65+,  others prefer not to say

3.      Gender -  1 male,  6 female,  others prefer not to say

4.      Transgender  none – we were unsure why this question was asked

5.      Disability             5 none, 1 prefer not to say

6.      Limitation of activities due to ill health  6 none, 1 prefer not to say

7.      Ethnicity       6 British, 1 prefer not to say

8      Religion      5 Christian, 1 none, 1 prefer not to say

9.     Sexual orientation 5 straight, 1 prefer not to say

10    School type   5 state schools, 2 prefer not to say

11.    First generation  3 prefer not to say, 1 did not attend, 3 no

12.   Carer of children – 1 yes, 5 no, 1 prefer not to say

13.   Looking after other –  5 no, 2 prefer not to say.