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UK diversity statistics

Please find below our UK LLP statistics as of 1st December 2022.

Note: Across all the stats shown, tables show percentages of all responses, including null ("Prefer not to Say" or "Not Stated"). Graphs only display the relative percentage distributions of valid responses i.e. excluding null data.

The figures are based on total UK headcount, excluding contractors and temporary staff.

Data is shown by grade level and includes lawyers and other professional staff of equivalent grade.

Age

AgePartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
Under 18 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
18 to 24 Years 0.0% 1.3% 0.0% 1.7% 28.1% 20.9% 10.8%
25 to 34 Years 0.0% 5.9% 32.7% 64.1% 43.3% 23.4% 34.9%
35 to 44 Years 29.1% 58.5% 43.1% 20.9% 14.6% 14.7% 26.6%
45 to 54 Years 54.4% 29.1% 19.0% 9.7% 9.0% 24.4% 19.7%
55 to 64 Years 15.6% 5.9% 5.0% 3.5% 4.3% 15.9% 7.3%
Over 65 Years 0.9% 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.8% 2.7% 0.8%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Gender

GenderPartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
Female 30.6% 59.6% 63.7% 63.1% 68.6% 84.7% 63.8%
Male 69.4% 40.1% 35.8% 36.8% 31.2% 14.8% 36.0%
Non-binary 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1%
Other 0.0% 0.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Ethnicity

EthnicityPartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
White 88.3% 87.3% 81.8% 77.6% 73.1% 82.8% 80.0%
Asian 4.5% 5.9% 10.2% 11.6% 16.3% 7.5% 10.6%
Black 0.6% 0.3% 1.5% 2.5% 4.5% 4.1% 2.7%
Mixed 1.5% 2.0% 1.2% 4.0% 3.4% 2.7% 2.8%
Other 2.1% 0.8% 1.5% 1.8% 1.3% 0.9% 1.4%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 3.0% 3.7% 3.7% 2.5% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Religion/Faith

Religion/FaithPartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
Buddhist 0.3% 0.00% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3%
Christian 44.7% 41.2% 39.2% 35.0% 32.3% 31.7% 36.2%
Hindu 0.6% 1.1% 2.7% 2.4% 3.1% 0.5% 2.0%
Jewish 3.0% 0.6% 1.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Muslim 0.6% 1.1% 2.5% 6.4% 8.9% 4.1% 4.9%
Sikh 2.7% 1.7% 2.5% 1.9% 2.6% 2.0% 2.3%
No religion 28.8% 29.9% 28.9% 35.6% 30.3% 35.6% 31.9%
Other 1.5% 3.4% 5.0% 6.6% 10.4% 9.1% 6.8%
Prefer not to say 17.7% 20.9% 18.0% 11.4% 11.8% 16.6% 14.9%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


LGBT+

Sexual OrientationPartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
Hetero-sexual 84.7% 81.4% 84.3% 88.0% 86.3% 80.0% 84.8%
Gay/Lesbian 1.2% 2.8% 2.5% 2.4% 2.5% 2.0% 2.3%
Bisexual 0.6% 1.1% 0.5% 1.9% 3.8% 4.3% 2.3%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.9% 0.3%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 13.5% 14.7% 12.7% 7.3% 7.3% 12.7% 10.3%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Do you consider yourself to be trans?

Trans identityPartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
Yes 0.0% 0.00% 0.0.% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
No 77.8% 65.3% 60.3% 61.8% 59.3% 60.1% 64.7%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 22.2% 37.8% 34.7% 38.2% 40.8% 39.7% 35.2%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition in the Equality Act 2010?

DisabilityPartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
Yes 3.6% 2.3% 4.0% 5.5% 5.1% 6.1% 4.7%
No 73.0% 63.0% 57.1% 63.3% 53.1% 53.5% 59.4%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 23.4% 34.7% 38.9% 31.2% 41.8% 40.4% 35.9%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Proportion identified with a lower socio-economic background

Lower socio-economic backgroundPartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
Yes 14.4% 11.6% 16.5% 21.3% 20.3% 30.6% 19.9%
No 63.4% 55.9% 46.4% 48.5% 39.5% 30.8% 45.8%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 22.2% 32.5% 37.2% 30.2% 40.3% 38.5% 34.3%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


Do you look after or care for someone with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age (not in a paid capacity)?

CarerPartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
Yes 9.9% 7.6% 5.5% 5.3% 6.1% 8.8% 6.8%
No 66.4% 57.3% 55.9% 63.7% 52.6% 51.0% 57.5%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 23.7% 35.0% 38.7% 31.0% 41.3% 40.1% 35.7%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)


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

Primary Carer for ChildPartnerPrincipal AssociateSenior AssociateAssociateTrainee SolicitorLegal Assistant/ParalegalTotal
Yes 41.1% 36.7% 26.9% 13.7% 9.1% 13.2% 19.8%
No 36.3% 29.1% 34.7% 55.5% 50.4% 47.6% 45.1%
Not stated/Prefer not to say 22.5% 34.2% 38.4% 30.7% 40.5% 39.2% 35.0%
Grand total 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

Relative Distribution of Positive Responses
(i.e. excluding Not Stated & Prefer Not to Say)