Kidd Rapinet Diversity Data 2016

by Paul Taylor on July 27, 2017
Paul Taylor

DIVERSITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSIONAL: SUMMARY

Kidd Rapinet – 2016

                 Role categories

Total number of respondents 81
Percentage for each role category within the firm:
·                   Solicitor (Sole Practitioner, Partner, Member or Director) 16 19.75%
·                   Solicitor 11 13.58%
·                   Other fee earning role 9 11.11%
·                   Role directly supporting a fee earner 31 38.27%
·                   Managerial role 2 2.47%
·                   IT/HR/other corporate services role 5 6.17%
·                   Barrister
·                   Chartered Legal Executive / Legal Executive (Fellow) 1 1.23%
·                   Licensed Conveyancer
·                   Patent or Trade Mark Attorney
·                   Costs Lawyer
·                   Notary
·                   Prefer not to say 6 7.41%

 

                Ownership and supervisory responsibilities in the firm

Total number of respondents 80
Percentage for each role within the firm:
·                   Solicitor (Sole Practitioner, Partner, Member or Director) 15 18.75%
·                   Associate or Assistant 21 26.25%
·                   Other employee or staff member 39 48.75%
·                   Prefer not to say 5 6.25%

 

Total number of respondents 80
Percentage of people having a share in the ownership of the firm 10 12.50%

 

Total number of respondents 80
Percentage of people having a responsibility for supervising or managing the work of lawyers or other employees 26 32.50%

 

                Diversity questions:

                Age bands (age in years)

Total number of respondents 79
Percentage within the firm:
·                   16-24 2 2.53%
·                   25-34 20 25.32%
·                   35-44 10 12.66%
·                   45-54 19 24.05%
·                   55-64 14 17.72%
·                   65+ 3 3.80%
·                   Prefer not to say 11 13.92%

 

 

                Gender

Total number of respondents 79
Percentage within the firm:
·                   Female 53 25.32%
·                   Male 20 67.09%
·                   Prefer not to say 6 7.59%

 

 

                Partners / Directors / Members / employees with disabilities

Total number of respondents 76
Percentage within the firm:
·                   Yes 1 1.32%
·                   No 67 88.16%
·                   Prefer not to say 8 10.53%

 

Partners / Directors / Members / employees with a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months

Total number of respondents 78
Percentage within the firm:
·                   Yes 2 2.56%
·                   No 66 84.62%
·                   Prefer not to say 10 12.82%

 

                Ethnic groups

Total number of respondents 79
Percentage within the firm:
·                   Asian background 7 8.86%
·                   Mixed background 5 6.33%
·                   Black background 1 1.27%
·                   White background 54 68.35%
·                   Other ethnic background 12 15.19%

 

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

Total number of respondents 75
Percentage within the firm:
·                   Attended UK state school / comprehensive 47 62.67%
·                   Attended UK independent / fee paying school 9 12.00%
·                   Attended school outside the UK 8 10.67%
·                   Prefer not to say 11 14.67%

 

 

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 76
Percentage within the firm:
·                   Yes 20 26.32%
·                   No 15 19.74%
·                   Did not attend University 26 34.21%
·                   Prefer not to say 15 19.74%

 

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

Total number of respondents 76
Percentage within the firm:
·                   Yes 16 21.05%
·                   No 48 63.16%
·                   Prefer not to say 12 15.79%

 

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 75
Percentage within the firm:
·                   Yes 9 12.00%
·                   No 54 72.00%
·                   Prefer not to say 12 16.00%