Diversity Data Report:  Footner & Ewing Solicitors

We are required to annually collect, report and publish data on the diversity of our workforce. This data is confirmed below.

Role categories

Total number of respondents 32
Percentage for each role category within the firm:
·       Solicitor (Sole Practitioner, Partner, Member or Director) 15.63%
·       Solicitor 12.5%
·       Other fee earning role
·       Role directly supporting a fee earner 59.38%
·       Managerial role 3.13%
·       IT/HR/other corporate services role
·       Barrister  3.13%
·       Chartered Legal Executive / Legal Executive (Fellow) 4.3%
·       Licensed Conveyancer
·       Patent or Trade Mark Attorney
·       Costs Lawyer
·       Notary
·       Prefer not to say 6.25%

 

Ownership and supervisory responsibilities in the firm

Total number of respondents 33
Percentage for each role within the firm:
·       Solicitor (Sole Practitioner, Partner, Member or Director) 12.2%
·       Associate or Assistant 27.27%
·       Other employee or staff member 54.55%
·       Prefer not to say 6.06%

 

Total number of respondents 33
Percentage of people having a share in the ownership of the firm 6.06%

 

Total number of respondents 33
Percentage of people having a responsibility for supervising or managing the work of lawyers or other employees 39.39%

 

 

 

 

Diversity questions:

Age bands (age in years)

Total number of respondents 32
Percentage within the firm:
·       16-24 6.25%
·       25-34  9.38%
·       35-44 15.63%
·       45-54 43.75%
·       55-64 15.63%
·       65+
·       Prefer not to say 9.38%

 

Gender

Total number of respondents 32
Percentage within the firm:
·       Female 81.25%
·       Male 12.5%
·       Prefer not to say 6.25%

 

 

 

Partners / Directors / Members / employees with disabilities (according to the definition in the Equality Act 2010)

Total number of respondents 32
Percentage within the firm:
·       Yes
·       No 93.75%
·       Prefer not to say 6.25%

 

Partners / Directors / Members / employees with a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months (according to the definition in the Equality Act 2010)

Total number of respondents 32
Percentage within the firm:
·       Yes
·       No 90.63%
·       Prefer not to say 9.38%

 

Ethnic groups

Total number of respondents 32
Percentage within the firm:
·       Asian background
·       Mixed background
·       Black background
·       White background 81.25%
·       Other ethnic background
·       Prefer not to say 18.75%

 

Socio economic background – education:  state or fee paying school between the ages of 11 to 18

Total number of respondents 33
Percentage within the firm:
·       Attended UK state school / comprehensive 66.67%
·       Attended UK independent / fee paying school 12.12%
·       Attended school outside the UK  3.03%
·       Prefer not to say 18.18%

 

Socio economic background – education:  Those attending University (to study a BA, BSc course or higher) where they were the first generation in their family to do so

Total number of respondents 33
Percentage within the firm:
·       Yes 24.24%
·       No 15.15%
·       Did not attend University 42.42%
·       Prefer not to say 18.18%

 

Caring responsibilities:  Those who are the primary carer for a child or children under 18

Total number of respondents 33
Percentage within the firm:
·       Yes 18.18%
·       No 69.7%
·       Prefer not to say 12.12%

 

Caring responsibilities:  Those who 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 or problems related to old age

Total number of respondents  33
Percentage within the firm:
·       Yes 36.36%
·       No 51.52%
·       Prefer not to say 12.12%