Equality and Diversity at GAD LLP

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

In 2012, all law firms were requested by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to encourage all their staff to take part in an online survey which was not compulsory. The SRA would then collate the results from all firms before publishing them.

Since then, it has been up to individual law firms to collate the data and report their results to the SRA on an annual basis. Again, it is not mandatory that staff take part.

The SRA require all law firms to publish their results. As a firm this assists GAD to treat all our clients, staff and contacts in an equal and fair manner and we encourage our staff to take part.

The results from our 2015 survey are below in a percentage format of those who participated.

Gender

Male 76%
Female 21%
Preferred not to Say 3%

Age

16-24 9%
25-34 32%
35-44 26%
45-54 20%
55-64 3%
65+ 3%
Preferred not to say 7%

Education

Staff were asked about the type of school they attended between the ages of 11-18

UK State School 97%
Preferred not to say 3%

Staff were also asked if they had attended a university and, if so, whether they were the first generation of their family to do so.

Yes 15%
No 32%
Did not attend university 44%
Preferred not to say 9%

Ethnic Group

British 97%
Preferred not to say 3%

Disability

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

Yes 9%
No 91%

If “Yes”

Limited a lot 3%
Limited a little 6%
Not limited 91%

Dependents

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

Yes 44%
No 56%

Staff were also asked if they looked after, helped or gave support to any people due to long term health issues, disability or problems related to old age.

No 88%
Yes – 1-19 hours per week 9%
Yes – 20-49 hours per week 3%

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