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14

Jan

2014

Parkes Wilshire Johnson Diversity Data 2013 (published in accordance with SRA requirements)

Background

As a result of the Legal Services Board’s initiative to promote social mobility and diversity in the legal sector, all firms regulated by the SRA are required to report and publish data about the diversity make-up of their workforce. 

Everyone at the firm must be given an opportunity to provide this data but individuals are not under any legal or regulatory obligation to complete the questionnaire, and as not all members of staff have returned the completed questionnaire the summary information below represents the data provided in response to the enquiry made.

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Summary of Data provided:

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Number of Individuals who … Solicitor (sole practitioner/partner/ member/ director) Solicitor Role directly supporting a fee earner Chartered Legal Exec/Legal Exec Fellow
Are in the organisation 3 2 7 0
Are a partner/member/ director of company 3 0 0 0
Are associates/assistants 0 2 0 0
Are other employees 0 0 7 2
Have a share in ownership of organisation 3 0 0 0
Have responsibility for supervising or managing the work of lawyers or other employees 3 2 0 2
Are aged 16-34 years 0 0 0 0
Are aged 35-44 years 0 1 0 0
Are aged 45-54 years 1 1 4 1
Are aged 55-64 years 0 0 3 1
Are aged 65+ years 2      
Are female 1 1 7 1
Are male 2 1   1
Would prefer not to say whether or not they have a disability according to the definition of the Equality Act. 0 0 2 0
Would prefer not to say whether or not their day to day activities are limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months 0 0 2 0
Describe themselves as members of the ethnic group described in the questionnaire as ‘Caribbean’ 0 0 1 0
Describe themselves as members of the ethnic group described in the questionnaire as ‘British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish’ 3 2 6 2
Describe themselves as Atheist/holding no religion or belief 1 0 2 0
Describe themselves as Christian 1 1 1 0
Describe themselves as Jewish 1 0 0 0
Describe themselves as members of any other religion 0 0 1 0
Would prefer not to provide details of their religion or beliefs 0 1 3 2
Describe themselves as heterosexual/straight 3 2 0 0
Would prefer not to provide details of their sexual orientation 0 0 7 2
Attended UK state school 2 0 1 2
Attended UK independent/fee paying school 1 1 0 0
Would prefer not to provide details of the school attended 0 1 6 0
Are the first generation of their family to attend University (to study a BA/BSc course or higher) 2 0 0 0
Attended University but not as first generation 1 0 0 0
Did not attend university 0 0 3 1
Prefer not to provide details about university attendance 0 0 4 0
Have primary carer responsibilities for a child or children under 18 1 1 0 0
Have no primary carer responsibilities 2 1 5 2
Prefer not to provide detail about their carer responsibilities 0 0 2 0
Give any help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of either long-term physical or mental ill-health/disability or problems related to old age for 1-19 hours a week 0 0 0 1
Prefer not to provide details about help or support for family members or others as above 0 0 2 0
         

Please note, other categories of individual that do not apply to responses received have not been included for the purposes of publishing the data above. 

If you have any questions about the above, please contact Judith Bleetman at the Cockfosters office.

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