Diversity Data

WORKFORCE DIVERSITY DATA SURVEY

Solicitors’ firms are required to carry out a regular diversity survey for their firm, submit the responses to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and publish the data. Completion by personnel of the survey is not compulsory, and the data regarding religion, sexual orientation and transgender are excluded from the publication requirement. Also, publication of the data has to be in a form such that individuals cannot be identified.

We carried out our most recent diversity survey in April 2019. 87% of the personnel completed the survey.

The diversity survey data results are set out below.

Category of personnel

Solicitor director

15%

Solicitor (not partner)

5%

Other fee earning role

5%

Role directly supporting a fee earner

50%

Managerial

5%

Prefer not to say

10%

No response to the question

10%

 

Age

16-24

5%

25 to 34

5%

35 to 44

35%

45 to 54

30%

55 to 64

10%

65 and over

5%

Prefer not to say

10%

 

Gender

Male

15%

Female

80%

Prefer not to say

5%

 

Disability

Having a disability

5%

Not having a disability

90%

Prefer not to say

5%

 

Day to Day Activities Limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months

Yes, limited a little

5%

No

90%

Prefer not to say

5%

 

Ethnicity

UK - white

85%

Other white background

5%

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

5%

Prefer not to say

5%

 

Socio-economic background –Secondary and Further Education

UK State School (non-selective)

50%

UK State School (selective)

25%

UK Independent/Fee-paying School (no bursary)

5%

UK Independent/Fee-paying School (bursary)

5%

Attended school outside UK

5%

Prefer not to say

10%

 

Socio-economic background – Highest level of qualifications achieved by parents by the time member of personnel aged 18

Degree level

25%

Below degree level

25%

No formal qualifications

15%

Don’t know

20%

Prefer not to say

15%

 

Type of work the main/highest income earner in the household did when the member of personnel aged approximately 14

Traditional professional

5%

Modern professional

10%

Clerical

5%

Senior manager/administrator

10%

Technical and craft

35%

Routine manual

10%

Mid/junior manager

5%

Prefer not to say

20%

 

Primary Carer for a child/children under 18

Yes

55%

No

35%

Prefer not to say

10%

 

Individuals who look after or care for someone because of either long-term physical or mental ill-health caused by disability or age (not in a paid capacity)

None

75%

Yes, 1-19 hours a week

5%

Yes, 20-49 hours a week

5%

Yes, 50 or more hours a week

5%

Prefer not to say

10%

Got a question?

We want to hear from you. If you have any queries for Cook & Talbot, just CLICK HERE and complete your details and arrange your FREE 30 Minute consultation.

Our clients say...

  • Mr and Mrs H – Suffolk
    Thank you for the great service during our house selling/buying process. It is the 2nd time we have used you for a house move and once again you have been really easy to deal with, efficient, quick to respond to queries etc……So really I just wanted to say thank you to you and the team for making the process nice and stress free (and quick!) for us. It is much appreciated and we will continue to recommend you to friends.
    Mr and Mrs H – Suffolk
  • JB – Southport
    Thank you so much for dealing with my sale and purchase. I was very pleased with the way you dealt with my concerns and the online system was very impressive.
    JB – Southport
  • Miss B – Southport
    This is just a huge thank you for all your professionalism, hard work and total kindness during my flat purchase.
    Miss B – Southport
  • Miss B and Mr S – Southport
    As always the service we have received from Cook and Talbot has been first class. As you know this has not been the easiest and most straightforward of sales and purchases, and your prompt responses to queries and requests have been most helpful.
    Miss B and Mr S – Southport
  • Mrs K – Southport
    May I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for dealing with all my transactions smoothly and efficiently and I am now very pleased to be in my new home at last.
    Mrs K – Southport
  • Miss P – Southport
    I just wanted to thank you for the efficient and excellent service we have received from you regarding the sale and purchase of our property. The experience was not at all stressful (which it has been in the past) and I´d like to extend our thanks to you for that!
    Miss P – Southport
  • Mrs M – Cornwall
    I wanted to thank you so much for overseeing my application for remortgage so brilliantly. From the beginning to completion you were consistently helpful, informative and reassuring and kept me up to date with each step of the process, which was greatly appreciated. I was really impressed and delighted that you made the whole thing so straightforward and painless especially as my previous legal experience when securing my original mortgage was anything but.
    Mrs M – Cornwall
  • Mr H – Bedfordshire
    Excellent service and advice as usual in what proved a slightly difficult case.
    Mr H – Bedfordshire
  • Mrs H – Bolton
    Thank you to all your staff for the smooth sale of my property……I would have no qualms about recommending your firm of solicitors to any of my friends…
    Mrs H – Bolton
  • Mortgage Brokers – Watford
    Thank you very much for the attention to detail and the speed in which you work for us…
    Mortgage Brokers – Watford
  • Mr and Mrs G – Southport
    We would like to say a huge thank you for all your efforts during our recent house purchase. Your professional service and constant updates has ensured that the process was as stress-free as possible and for that we are very grateful. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services for the future”
    Mr and Mrs G – Southport