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Maitland Walker LLP publishes results of Diversity Survey 2015

All firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority are required to collect and publish their workforce diversity data annually. This is to encourage equality of opportunity and respect for diversity within the firm.

All individuals were given the opportunity to provide their diversity data by filling out a questionnaire without any legal or regulatory obligation.

Here are the results.

Description of role in the firm

Sole practitioner, partner, member or director of the firm

2

Associate or Assistant

4

Other fee earning

3

Managerial role

1

Role supporting fee earner

5

Prefer not to say

1

Shares in the ownership of the organisation

Yes

2

No

14

Prefer not to say

 

Supervising of other employees

Yes

5

No

10

Prefer not to say

1

Current age in years

16-24

 

25-34

4

35-44

5

45-54

2

55-64

5

65+

 

Prefer not to say

 

Gender

Male

4

Female

12

Prefer not to say

 

Disability according to the definition in the Equality Act

Yes

 

No

15

Prefer not to say

1

Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?

Yes

 

No

15

Prefer not to say

1

Ethnic Group

Asian/Asian British

 

Bangladeshi

 

Chinese

 

Indian

 

Pakistani

 

Any other Asian Background

 

Black/Black British

 

African

 

Caribbean

 

Any other Black background

 

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

 

White and Asian

 

White and Black African

 

Black and Black Caribbean

1

White and Chinese

 

Any other mixed/multiple ethnic background

 

White

 

British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish/Irish

14

Gypsy or Irish Traveller

 

Any other White background

1

Other ethnic group

 

Arab

 

Any other ethnic group

 

Prefer not to say

 

What is your religion or belief?

No religion or belief/Atheist

6

Buddist

 

Christian

6

Hindu

 

Jewish

 

Muslim

 

Sikh

 

Any other religion

 

Prefer not to say

3

Invalid/No response

1

What is your sexual orientation?

Bisexual

 

Gay man

 

Gay woman/lesbian

 

Hetrosexual/straight

11

Other

2

Prefer not to say

2

Invalid/No response

1

Attendance of a tate or fee paying school between the ages of 11 - 18

UK State School

13

UK Independent/Fee-paying School

2

Attended School outside the UK

1

Prefer not to say

 

Attendance of University (to study a BA, BSc course or higher) and the first generation of the family to do so

Yes

7

No

6

Did not attend University

1

Prefer not to say

 

Invalid/No response

2

Primary carer for a child or children under 18

Yes

7

No

9

Prefer not to say

 

Look after, or 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

No

14

Yes 1 – 19 hours a week

2

Yes 2 – 49 hours a week

 

Yes 50 or more hours a week

 

Prefer not to say

 

Maitland Walker LLP promote equality and diversity within our policies, practices and procedures and in our professional dealings with clients, staff and members, other solicitors, barristers, and third parties.

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