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Astle Paterson’s Equality & Diversity Data 2015

As a law firm, Astle Paterson collate, report and publish workforce diversity data about the diversity make-up of our workforce.

In turn, the Solicitors Regulation Authority uses the information to view the diversity make-up across the whole legal services sector.

Astle Paterson will use the information below to continue in its efforts to promote diversity and makes the information available to the public so that our clients and potential clients can use it in making their choice of law firm.

In collecting the data, Astle Paterson gave everyone working at the firm an opportunity to classify themselves against a range of diversity characteristics.

Everyone working at the firm was asked to complete the questionnaire – including owners of the firm and all other qualified and non qualified staff (however, they were not compelled to complete the questionnaire or provide their diversity data) – in the event, 21 people working at the firm completed the questionnaire.

The results of the data collection are set out below.

 Astle Paterson Diversity Data Collection 2015
 Category of Employee

Fee Earner

Support Staff

Prefer not to say

Role in the Firm

 

 

 

Sole Practitioner, partner, member or director of the Firm

4

0

0

Associate or Assistant

4

0

0

Other employee or staff member

8

3

2

Prefer not to say

0

0

0

Those with a share in the ownership of the organisation (e.g. equity partner, shareholder)

2

0

0

Those with responsibility for supervising of managing the work of lawyers or other employees

7

1

0

 
Current age in years
16-24

0

0

0

25-34

5

0

1

35-44

4

1

0

45-54

1

2

0

55-64

3

0

1

65+

3

0

0

Gender
Female

9

3

2

Male

6

0

0

Those who are disabled according to the definition in the Equality Act
Yes

2

0

0

No

13

3

1

Prefer not to say

0

0

1

Those whose 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
Yes, limited a lot

1

0

1

Yes, limited a little

2

0

0

No

12

3

1

Prefer not to say

0

0

0

Those who mainly attended a state or fee paying school between the ages of 11-18
UK State School

13

2

1

UK Independent/Fee-paying school

3

0

0

Attended School outside the UK

0

0

1

Prefer not to say

0

1

0

Those who went to University (to study a BA, BSc, LL.B course or higher) and were part of the first generation of their family to do so
Yes

6

0

0

No

5

0

0

Did not attend University

4

1

2

Prefer not to say

0

1

0

Those who are the primary carer for a child or children under 18
Yes

5

0

1

No

11

2

1

Prefer not to say

0

1

0

 
Those who 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 and/or problems related to old age
No

14

1

2

Yes, 1 – 19 hours a week

2

2

0

Yes 20-49 Hours a week

0

0

0

Yes, 50 or more hours a week

0

0

0

Prefer not to say

0

0

0

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