Diversity Statement 2019

Diversity Statement 2019

Our Aims

We treat everyone equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect regardless of:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender
  • marital status
  • race, racial group, colour, ethnic origin or nationality
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • working pattern

We are opposed to all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. We seek to promote equality of treatment and opportunity in employment. We avoid unlawful discrimination in our dealings with each other, our clients and third parties. Selection for employment, promotion, training, or any other benefit is on the basis of individual aptitude an ability.

We are a signatory to the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter.

Diversity Initiatives

We are continuing to focus our efforts on encouraging the clear aspirations of women and working parents and continuing our policy of flexible working. We conduct firm-wide diversity training on a 2 yearly basis.

Diversity Statistics

We regularly collect diversity data to allow us to monitor progress on our diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Our 2019 survey was completed by over 85% of people at Hughes Paddison. We set out below an extract from our diversity data, which has been anonymised to protect the identity of individuals.

Gender
 

 Directors 

Other Fee earners
and managers

Other Staff/Prefer
not to say

Female45%70%95%
Male55%30%5%

Age

 16-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465+

Percentage:

0%27%19%29%23%2%

Ethnicity

 

 

White British

White and Black African

Indian

Percentage:

96%

2%

2%


Disability

Individuals With A Disability According
To The Definition In The Equality Act

 None 
11%89%


Socio-economic Background


Primary/Secondary Education:

Type:Selective UK
State School 
UK State School
Non-selective
UK Independent
School/Fee-Paying
School
School
Outside UK
Percentage:21%66%10%3%


Parents Education:

Type:Degree

Below degree
qualification

No formal 
qualifications
Don't know

Prefer not
to say

Percentage:25%50%11%8%6%