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McHale and Co's Diversity Data

We were recently happy to comply with the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) annual request to collect, report and publish our workforce diversity profile, to help the SRA and Legal Service's Board promote transparency and diversity in the legal services market. 

Below are the results of our diversity questionnaire 2015.

Question 1: Select the category that best describes your role in the firm:

  • Solicitor: 6
  • Solicitor (partner/member/director): 3
  • Role directly supporting a fee earner: 4
  • Managerial role: 1
  • Other fee earning role: 1

Question 2: How would you describe your role in the firm? 

  • Associate or assistant: 7
  • Other employee or staff member: 6
  • Sole practitioner/partner/member/director: 4
  • Prefer not to say: 1

Question 3: Do you have a share in the ownership of your organisation?

  • No: 16
  • Yes: 1
  • Prefer not to say: 1

Question 4: Do you have responsibility for supervising or managing the work of lawyers/employees? 

  • Yes: 8
  • No: 9
  • Prefer not to say: 1

Question 5: From the list of age bands, indicate which is your current age in years

  • 16-24: 1
  • 25-34: 7
  • 35-44: 1
  • 45-54: 3
  • 55-64: 4
  • 65+: 2

Question 6: What is your gender?

  • Female: 9
  • Male: 9

Question 7: Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition in the Equality Act?

  • No: 18

Question 8: Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has or is expected to last at least 12 months?

  • No: 17
  • Prefer not to say: 1

Question 9: What is your religion or belief?

  • Christian: 11
  • No religion or belief/atheist: 4
  • Jewish: 1
  • Muslim: 1
  • Prefer not to say: 1

Question 10: What is your sexual orientation?

  • Heterosexual/straight: 17
  • Prefer not to say: 1

Question 11: Did you mainly attend a state or fee-paying school between the ages of 11-18?

  • UK state school: 12
  • Attended school outside the UK: 3
  • UK independent/fee-paying school: 2
  • Prefer not to say: 1

Question 12: If you went to university were you part of the first generation of your family to do so?

  • Yes: 10
  • No: 5
  • Did not attend university: 3

Question 13: Are you a primary carer for a child or children under 18?

  • No: 13
  • Yes: 5

Question 14: Do you look after or support/help family members/friends/neighbours with long-term physical or mental ill health/disability/problems related to old age?

  • No: 15
  • Yes - 1-19 hours per week: 2
  • Yes - 20-49 hours per week: 1