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Diversity Survey 2015

Introduction

Firms regulated by the SRA are required to collect report and publish workforce diversity data annually. DFA Law LLP carried out a survey in July 2015, and from the data,  which was gathered electronically produced an aggregated survey report in September 2015.

Our survey response rate was just under 54%. As a result we believe the results do not reliably represent our staff as a whole. Furthermore, the data we are able to publish is limited to ensure compliance with the ICO’s code of practice and data protection principles. The results that we are able to publish are as follow

The percentage of our workforce who completed the survey:

Partners/members      57%
Solicitors                     63%
Other legal staff          75%
Legal Secretaries        43%
Support staff               43%

4% of staff completed the survey by ‘ticking’ the preferred not to say response

Age range of our staff

Age

25-34                           14%
35-44                           18%
45-54                           37%
55-64                           27%

Gender of our staff

Female                        64%
Male                            32%

Gender in relation to those in professional/managerial roles

Female                        5
Male                            7

Ethnicity

86% of our staff are White British
5% of our staff are Black/Black British-African
5% of our staff are White (other white background)

Education

76% of our staff attended a state school
10% of our staff attended a UK independent school
10% of our staff attended school outside the UK
36% of our staff attended university as a first generation
14% of our staff attended university but not as a first generation

Caring responsibilities

23% of our staff have primary carer responsibilities for a child under 18

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