Solicitors’ firms are now required to carry out an annual diversity survey for their firm, submit the responses to the Solicitors Regulation Authority in a form such that individuals cannot be identified, and publish the data.

Completion by personnel of the survey is not compulsory.

Category of personnel
Solicitor partners (sole practitioner / member / director) 16.67%
Solicitor (not partner) 8.3%
Other fee earning role 8.3%
Role directly supporting fee earner 66.67%
16 to 24 16.67%
25 to34 16.67%
35 to 44 25%
45 to 54 25%
55 to 64 16.67%
Male 8.33%
Female 91.67%
Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?
Yes, gender identity the SAME as sex at birth 100%
Disability (according to Equality Act)
No 100%
Day-to-day activities limited due to health problem or disability lasting at least 12 months
No 100%
British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish 91.67%
Caribbean 8.33%
Religion or belief
No religion or belief 33.33%
Christian 58.33%
Invalid / no response to this question 8.33%
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual 100%
School type from 11 to 16

State-run or state-funded school – selective on academic, faith or other grounds 16.67%
State-run or state-funded school – non-selective 58.33%
Independent / fee-paying school 16.67%
Attended school outside the UK 8.33%
Did either of your parents attend university by the time you were 18?
No, neither of my parents attended university 66.67%
Yes, one or both of my parents attended university 25%
Don’t know / not sure 8.33%
Work of the main / highest income earner in your household when you were aged about 14
Modern professional and traditional professional occupations such as: teacher, nurse, physiotherapist, social worker, musician, police officer (sergeant or above), software designer, accountant, solicitor, medical practitioner, scientist, civil / mechanical engineer 41.67%
Senior, middle or junior managers or administrators such as: finance manager, chief executive, large business owner, office manager, retail manager, bank manager, restaurant manager, warehouse manager 8.33%
Technical and craft occupations such as: motor mechanic, plumber, printer, electrician, gardener, train driver 16.67%
Routine, semi-routine manual and service occupations such as: postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, sales assistant, HGV driver, cleaner, porter, packer, labourer, waiter/waitress, bar staff 8.33%
Small business owners who employed less than 25 people such as: corner shop owners, small plumbing companies, retail shop owner, single restaurant or cafe owner, taxi owner, garage owner/td> 25%
Primary carer for a child under 18
Yes 25%
No 75%
Time spent providing unpaid care for those with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age
No 91.67%
Yes, 1 – 19 hours a week 8.33%
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