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Diversity Questionnaire

Diversity Questionnaire

Bevirs Solicitors Diversity Questionnaire overall outcome 2015
Personnel 45 Responses received 14
Summary of responses typed in red below

Select the category which best describes your role in the firm

Role category

Notes

 

Solicitor (sole practitioner, partner, member or director)

Members or directors who are not solicitors should be recorded in the 'Managerial role' category below.

4

Solicitor

All other practising solicitors including assistant solicitors, associates or consultants. Includes Registered European Lawyers and Registered Foreign Lawyers.

3

Other fee earning role

Includes fee earners such as trainee solicitors, legal executives (who are not chartered or a fellow) and paralegals ie those who are not 'authorised persons'.

1

Role directly supporting a fee earner

Includes legal secretaries, administrators, legal assistants, or non fee earning paralegals.

5

Managerial role

Includes non lawyer managers, directors, or members and others such as practice managers, finance or account managers etc.

 

IT/ HR/ other corporate services role

Not an authorised person and not individuals in a managerial role - includes finance or accountancy roles.

 

Barrister

Individuals authorised by the Bar Standards Board.

 

Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow of CILEx)

Individuals authorised by ILEX Professional Standards.

1

Licensed Conveyancer

Individuals authorised by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

 

Patent or Trade Mark Attorney

Individuals authorised by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board.

 

Costs Lawyer

Individuals authorised by the Costs Lawyer Standards Board.

 

Notary

Individuals authorised by the Master of the Faculties.

 

Prefer not to say

 

 

Ownership and supervisory responsibilities in the firm

How would you describe your role in the firm?

Sole practitioner, partner, member or director of the firm

4

Associate or Assistant

3

Other employee or staff member

7

Prefer not to say

 

Do you have a share in the ownership of your organisation (eg equity partner, shareholder)?

Yes

4

No

10

Prefer not to say

 

Do you have responsibility for supervising or managing the work of lawyers or other employees?

Yes

5

No

8

Prefer not to say

 

Diversity questions (protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2012)

From the list of age bands below, please indicate the category that includes your current age in years:


16 - 24

1

25 - 34

1

35 - 44

2

45 - 54

6

55 - 64

3

65+

1

Prefer not to say

 

What is your gender?

Female

9

Male

5

Prefer not to say

 

The Equality Act 2010 generally defines a disabled person as someone who has a mental or physical impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

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

Yes

 

No

14

Prefer not to say

 

Please note: If an individual has a condition which fits the Equality Act definition, they should tick 'Yes' to this question even if they do not feel in any way limited by that condition.

Are your 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 lot

 

Yes, limited a little

 

No

14

Prefer not to say

 

What is your ethnic group?

Asian / Asian British


Bangladeshi

 

Chinese

 

Indian

 

Pakistani

 

Any other Asian background

 

Black / Black British


African

 

Caribbean

 

Any other Black background

 

Mixed / multiple ethnic groups


White and Asian

 

White and Black African

 

White and Black Caribbean

 

White and Chinese

 

Any other Mixed / multiple ethnic background

 

White


British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish

14

Irish

 

Gypsy or Irish Traveller

 

Any other White background

 

Other ethnic group


Arab

 

Any other ethnic group

 

Prefer not to say


Prefer not to say

 

What is your religion or belief?

No religion or belief / Atheist

4

Buddhist

 

Christian

8

Hindu

 

Jewish

 

Muslim

 

Sikh

 

Any other religion

 

Prefer not to say

2

What is your sexual orientation?

Bisexual

1

Gay man

 

Gay woman/lesbian

 

Heterosexual/straight

12

Other

 

Prefer not to say

1

Socio-economic background (education) and caring responsibilities

Did you mainly attend a state or fee paying school between the ages 11 – 18?

UK State School

13

UK Independent/Fee-paying School

1

Attended school outside the UK

 

Prefer not to say

 

If you changed your type of school during your education, or were educated partly in the UK and partly outside, please select the category that applies to your main place of education in the last two years of your education.

If you went to University (to study a BA, BSc course or higher), were you part of the first generation of your family to do so?

Yes

5

No

4

Did not attend University

5

Prefer not to say

 

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

Yes

1

No

13

Prefer not to say

 

Do you 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
Problems related to old age?

(Do not count anything you do as part of your paid employment)

No

12

Yes, 1 - 19 hours a week

2

Yes, 20 - 49 hours a week

 

Yes, 50 or more hours a week

 

Prefer not to say

 

If you look after more than one person, please total the hours spent caring for both or all individuals and select the correct category for the total number of hours.

Thank you for taking part in this survey