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We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all people regardless of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender reassignment, race, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, HIV positive/AIDS status, age, part-time or fixed term status.

People at all levels are expected to support our efforts, as we all have a role to play in ensuring this is followed in practice.

Our employees’ health and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and we strive to provide a great working environment for everyone. We have many initiatives in place to ensure that our employees have the best support, assistance and of course fun to enable them to enjoy a good work/life balance.

Diversity at EMW

We’re required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to biennially collect, report and publish data on the diversity of our workforce. Here are the results of our recent Diversity Data report:

1) Select the category which best describes your role in the firm

  • Solicitor (not partner) - 38%
  • IT/HR/ other corporate services role - 17%
  • Other fee earning role - 12%
  • Role directly supporting a fee earner - 12%
  • Solicitor partner (sole practitioner, member or director) - 12%
  • Managerial role - 4%
  • Prefer not to say - 4%
  • Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow)/ CILEx Practitioner - 2%

2) Which age category are you in?

  • 25-34 - 30%
  • 35-44 - 24%
  • 45-54 - 24%
  • 55-64 - 12%
  • 16-24 - 8%
  • Prefer not to say - 3%
  • 65+ - 1%

3) What is your sex?

  • Female - 66%
  • Male - 31%
  • Prefer not to say - 3%

4) Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?

  • Yes - 97%
  • Prefer not to say - 2%
  • No - 1%

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

  • No - 95%
  • Yes - 3%
  • Prefer not to say - 2%

6) 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?

  • No - 93%
  • Yes, limited a little - 5%
  • Prefer not to say - 2%

7) What is your ethnic group?

  • White - 82%
  • Asian / Asian British - 8%
  • Mixed / Multiple ethnic group - 4%
  • Black / Black British - 3%
  • Prefer not to say - 3%

7b) Please select the ethnic group that best describes your background

  • British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish - 72%
  • Any other White background - 9%
  • Indian - 5%
  • Caribbean - 3%
  • Prefer not to say - 3%
  • White and Black Caribbean - 3%
  • Pakistani - 2%
  • White and Asian - 2%
  • Bangladeshi - 1%
  • Chinese - 1%
  • Irish - 1%

8) What is your religion or belief?

  • No religion or belief - 50%
  • Christian - 34%
  • Prefer not to say - 5%
  • Any other religion or belief - 3%
  • Hindu - 3%
  • Muslim - 3%
  • Jewish - 2%
  • Sikh - 2%

9) What is your sexual orientation?

  • Heterosexual - 92%
  • Bi - 3%
  • Gay/Lesbian - 3%
  • Prefer not to say - 2%
  • Other preferred description - 1%

10) What type of school did you mainly attend between the ages of 11 and 16?

  • UK state run or funded school (non-selective) - 52%
  • UK state run or funded school (selective on academic, faith or other grounds) - 22%
  • UK independent / fee-paying school (no bursary) - 10%
  • Attended school outside the UK - 8%
  • UK independent / fee-paying school (bursary) - 5%
  • Don't know / not sure - 2%
  • Prefer not to say - 2%

11) Did either of your parents attend university by the time you were 18?

  • No, neither of my parents attended university - 70%
  • Yes, one or both of my parents attended university - 25%
  • Don’t know / not sure - 3%
  • Prefer not to say - 3%

12) What was the occupation of your main household earner when you were about 14?

  • Modern professional and traditional professional occupations - 30%
  • Senior, middle or junior managers or administrators - 24%
  • Technical and craft occupations - 17%
  • Routine, semi-routine manual and service occupations - 9%
  • Small business owners who employed less than 25 people - 8%
  • Clerical and intermediate occupations - 5%
  • Prefer not to say - 4%
  • Other - 3%

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

  • No - 66%
  • Yes - 32%
  • Prefer not to say - 2%

14) 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)?

  • No - 92%
  • Yes, 1-19 hours a week - 5%
  • Prefer not to say - 2%
  • Yes, 20-49 hours a week - 1%
  • Yes, 50 or more hours a week - 1%

For more information, please contact enquiries@emwllp.com