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Astle Paterson’s Equality & Diversity Data 2017

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, 20 people working at the firm completed the questionnaire.

The results of the data collection are set out below.

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Select the category which best describes your role in the firm Age 16 – 24 25 – 34 35 – 44 45 – 54 55 – 64 65+
1 Solicitor partners 3 1 Solicitor partners 0 0 2 0 1 0
 (sole practitioner / member / director)  (sole practitioner / member / director)
2 Solicitor 5 2 Solicitor 0 1 2 0 2 0
(not partner) (not partner)
3 Other fee earning role 5 3 Other fee earning role 0 2 1 2 0 0
4 Role directly supporting fee earner 4 4 Role directly supporting fee earner 0 0 0 3 1 0
5 Managerial Role 1 5 Managerial Role 0 0 0 1 0 0
6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 1 6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 0 0 1 0 0 0
/ CILEx Practitioner / CILEx Practitioner
7 Prefer not to say 1 7 Prefer not to say 0 1 0 0 0 0

 

Gender identity Woman Man
1 Solicitor partners 2 1
 (sole practitioner / member / director)
2 Solicitor 3 2
(not partner)
3 Other fee earning role 5 0
4 Role directly supporting fee earner 4 0
5 Managerial Role 1 0
6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 1 0
/ CILEx Practitioner
7 Prefer not to say 1 0
Disability (according to Equality Act) Yes No
1 Solicitor partners 0 3
 (sole practitioner / member / director)
2 Solicitor 0 5
(not partner)
3 Other fee earning role 0 5
4 Role directly supporting fee earner 0 4
5 Managerial Role 0 1
6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 0 1
/ CILEx Practitioner
7 Prefer not to say 0 1
Day-to-day limitation to activities because Yes, limited a lot Yes, limited a little No
of health problem or disability lasting 12 months
1 Solicitor partners 0 0 3
 (sole practitioner / member / director)
2 Solicitor 0 0 5
(not partner)
3 Other fee earning role 0 0 5
4 Role directly supporting fee earner 0 0 4
5 Managerial Role 0 0 1
6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 0 0 1
/ CILEx Practitioner
7 Prefer not to say 0 0 1
Ethnicity British
1 Solicitor partners 3
 (sole practitioner / member / director)
2 Solicitor 5
(not partner)
3 Other fee earning role 5
4 Role directly supporting fee earner 4
5 Managerial Role 1
6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 1
/ CILEx Practitioner
7 Prefer not to say 1
School type from 11 to 18 UK State UK Ind./Fee-paying
1 Solicitor partners 2 1
 (sole practitioner / member / director)
2 Solicitor 1 4
(not partner)
3 Other fee earning role 5 0
4 Role directly supporting fee earner 3 1
5 Managerial Role 1 0
6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 1 0
/ CILEx Practitioner
7 Prefer not to say 1 0
First generation to attend university Yes No Did not attend Invalid / no response
1 Solicitor partners 2 1 0 0
 (sole practitioner / member / director)
2 Solicitor 3 2 0 0
(not partner)
3 Other fee earning role 1 2 2 0
4 Role directly supporting fee earner 0 0 3 1
5 Managerial Role 0 1 0 0
6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 0 0 0 1
/ CILEx Practitioner
7 Prefer not to say 0 0 1 0
Primary carer for a child under 18 Yes No Prefer not to say Invalid / no response
1 Solicitor partners 2 1 0 0
 (sole practitioner / member / director)
2 Solicitor 3 2 0 0
(not partner)
3 Other fee earning role 1 4 0 0
4 Role directly supporting fee earner 1 3 0 0
5 Managerial Role 0 1 0 0
6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 1 0 0 0
/ CILEx Practitioner
7 Prefer not to say 0 1 0 0
Time spent providing unpaid care  No Yes, 1 – 19 hrs/wk Invalid / no response
for those with long term physical or 
mental ill health caused by disability or age
1 Solicitor partners 2 1 0
 (sole practitioner / member / director)
2 Solicitor 5 0 0
(not partner)
3 Other fee earning role 4 1 0
4 Role directly supporting fee earner 3 1 0
5 Managerial Role 1 0 0
6 Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) 0 0 1
/ CILEx Practitioner
7 Prefer not to say 1 0 0
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