Diversity

We survey our staff periodically in relation to equality and diversity.

GAD LLP

Equality and Diversity at Gregory Abrams Davidson

We survey our staff periodically in relation to equality and diversity. We also are under an obligation to report out survey findings to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) at their request (usually between every 1-2 years). The SRA collate all diversity data from law firms and publish their findings on their website. The results from the last survey in 2017 can be found at https://www.sra.org.uk/sra/equality-diversity/key-findings/law-firms-2017.page

The SRA require all law firms to pub lish the results of their survey. As a firm, this assists Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors to treat all our clients, staff and contacts in an equal and fair manner and we encourage our staff to take part, although it is not compulsory.

The results from our 2019 survey are below in percentage format of those who participated.

Participants and their roles in the firm

Role Percentage of Participants
Directors and Managers 16
Other Solicitors 20
Other Fee Earning Staff (not solicitors) 11
Support Staff 44
Prefer not to say 9

Gender

Gender Percentage of Participants
Male 33
Female 65
Prefer not to say 2

Age

Age Range Percentage of Participants
16-24 18
25-34 18
34-44 28
45-54 7
55-64 7
65+ 10
Prefer not to say 2

Education

Staff were asked about the type of school they attended between the ages of 11-16

Type of School Percentage of Participants
UK State School 80
UK Independent or fee - paying School - bursary 2
UK Independent or fee - paying School - no bursary 2
Attended School outside of the UK 5
Didn’t know 7
Prefer not to say 4

Staff were then asked what the highest qualification attained was by parent/guardians by the time the staff member was 18 years of age.

Education Level Percentage of Participants
Degree level 20
Below degree level 31
No formal qualifications 27
Didn’t know 13
Prefer not to say 9

Ethnic Group

Ethnicity Percentage of Participants
British 87
Irish 2
Other 7
Prefer not to say 4

Disabilty

Staff were asked if they considered themselves to have a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010. If they answered “yes” then they were asked a further question regarding limitations in their day to day activities.

Disability or Not Percentage of Participants
Yes 2
No 96
Prefer not to say 2
If ‘Yes” Percentage of Participants
Limited a Lot 0
Limited a Little 0
Not Limited 98
Prefer not to say 2

Dependents

Staff were asked if they were a primary carer for a child or children under the age of 18.

Dependents Percentage of Participants
Yes 44
No 53
Prefer not to say 3

Staff were also asked if they looked after or cared for someone with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age (not in a paid capacity) and if so for how long each week.

Dependents Percentage of Participants
No 84
Yes - 1-19 hours per week 7
Yes - 20-49 hours per week 0
Yes - 50+ hours per week 2
Prefer not to say 7

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