EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY QUESTIONNAIRE DATA 2021

3 November 2017

All firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are required to collect, report and publish data about the diversity make-up of their workforce. Here is the data concerning Phillips Solicitors:

SELECT THE CATEGORY WHICH BEST DESCRIBES YOUR ROLE IN THE FIRM
Role category Notes Total
Solicitor (sole practitioner, partner, member or director) Authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – including sole practitioners, partners, members or directors  

7

Solicitor Authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – all other solicitors including assistant solicitors, associates or consultants.  

4

Other fee earning role Not an authorised person eg trainee solicitors, legal executives who are not chartered or a fellow and paralegals but excluding managerial roles.  

7

Role directly supporting a fee earner Not an authorised person (eg legal secretaries, administrators, legal assistants, or non fee earning paralegals)  

15

Managerial role Not an authorised person (eg non lawyer managers, directors, practice managers)  

2

IT/ HR/ other corporate services role Not an authorised person and not individuals in a managerial role – includes finance or accountancy roles  

9

Barrister Authorised by the Bar Standards Board  1
Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow of CILEx) Authorised by ILEX Professional Standards  1
Licensed Conveyancer Authorised by the Council for Licensed Conveyancer’s
Patent or Trade Mark Attorney Authorised by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board
Costs Lawyer Authorised by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board
Notary Authorised by the Master of the Faculties
Prefer not to say

DIVERSITY QUESTIONS (PROTECTED CHARACTERISTICS UNDER THE EQUALITY ACT 2012)

WHICH AGE CATEGORY DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
16 – 24  1  1  1
25 – 34 1  4  1  1  1
35 – 44 2 2  1  1  2 1
45 – 54 1  1 1 6 5
55 – 64  2 1 1
65+ 1  1
Prefer not to say 2
WHICH GENDER DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
Female 2 4 5 2 6 14  1  1
Male 5  2 3
Prefer not to say  1
DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO HAVE A DISABILITY ACCORDING TO THE DEFINITION IN THE EQUALITY ACT?

The Equality Act 2010 generally defines a disabled person as someone who has a mental or physical impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
Yes
No 7 4 7 2 8 14 1  1
Prefer not to say  1  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?
Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
Yes, limited a lot
Yes, limited a little 2
No 7 4 7 2 8 12  1  1
Prefer not to say 1  1
WHAT IS YOUR ETHNIC GROUP?
Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
Asian / Asian British
Bangladeshi  1
Chinese
Indian  1
Pakistani
Any other Asian background
Black / Black British
African
Caribbean
Any other Black background
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups
White and Asian  1
White and Black African
White and Black Caribbean
White and Chinese
Any other Mixed / multiple ethnic background
White
British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish 5 4  6 2 8 12 1  1
Irish  1
Gypsy or Irish Traveller
Any other White background  1
Other ethnic group
Arab
Any other ethnic group
Prefer not to say  1  1
WHAT TYPE OF SCHOOL DID YOU MAINLY ATTEND BETWEEN THE AGES 11 AND 18?
Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
UK state run or funded school (selective on academic, faith or other grounds) 4  1 2 1
UK state run or funded school (non-selective) 1 2 5 2 3 8 1  1
UK Independent/Fee-paying school (bursary)
UK Independent/Fee-paying school (no bursary)  1 1 2  2
Attended school outside the UK  2
Other
Don’t know  1
Prefer not to say  1  1  2

If you changed schools, please base your answer on the last two years of your education.

DID EITHER OF YOUR PARENTS ATTEND UNIVERSITY BY THE TIME YOU WERE 18?
Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
No, neither of my parents attended university 3 3  4  2  8  12 1  1
Yes, one or both of my parents attended university  3 1 3 2
Don’t know
Prefer not to say  1  1 1
THINKING BACK TO WHEN YOU WERE AGED ABOUT 14, WHICH BEST DESCRIBES THE SORT OF WORK THE MAIN/HIGHEST INCOME EARNER IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD DID IN THEIR MAIN JOB?
Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
Modern professional occupations such as: teacher/lecturer, nurse, physiotherapist, social worker, welfare officer, artist, musician, police officer (sergeant or above), software designer  4  3  2 1 5 1
Clerical and intermediate occupations such as secretary, personal assistant, clerical worker, office clerk, call centre agent, nursing auxiliary, nursery nurse  1  2  1
Senior managers and administrators usually responsible for planning, organising and co-ordinating work and for finance such as: finance manager, chief executive 2  3 1 3
Technical and craft occupations such as motor mechanic, fitter, inspector, plumber, printer, tool maker, electrician, gardener, train driver 3 2
Semi-routine manual and service occupations such as: postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, receptionist, sales assistant  1
Routine manual and service occupations such as: HGV driver, van driver, cleaner, porter, packer, sewing machinist, messenger, labourer, waiter/waitress, bar staff 1
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  1 2  1
Traditional professional occupations such as: accountant, solicitor, medical practitioner, scientist, civil/mechanical engineer  1
Long term unemployed (claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance or earlier unemployment benefit for more than a year)
Other, such as; retired, this 1 question does not apply to me, I don’t know  1  1
Prefer not to say  1 2 2
ARE YOU A PRIMARY CARER FOR A CHILD OR CHILDREN UNDER 18?
Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
Yes  2  1 3 1
No 7 4 5 1 5 12  1
Prefer not to say  1  1
DO YOU LOOK AFTER OR CARE FOR SOMEONE WITH LONG TERM PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ILL HEALTH CAUSED BY DISABILITY OR AGE (NOT IN A PAID CAPACITY?
Director/Solicitor Solicitor Other fee earner Managerial Role IT/HR/Other Corporate Role directly supporting a fee earner Barrister Chartered Legal Executive
No 7 4 7 2 7 13 1  1
Yes, 1 – 19 hours a week  1
Yes, 20 – 49 hours a week
Yes, 50 or more hours a week  

 

Prefer not to say  2 1

 

Number of staff (including Directors) at time of survey: 67

Number of staff (including Directors) who completed the survey: 46

Total number of non-respondents: 21

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