Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

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 adopt the Law Society’s model on antidiscrimination and 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 attitude and 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 will be introducing within the next 12 months firm-wide diversity training.

Diversity Statistics

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

Our 2015 survey was completed by over 95% 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

 DirectorsOther Staff
Female67%90%
Male33%10%

Age

16-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465+
2%23%21%36%18%0%

Ethnicity

White BritishWhite and Black AfricanBangladeshi
96%2%2%

Disability

Individuals With A Disability*None
11%89%

*According To The Definition In The Equality Act

Socio-economic Background

Primary/Secondary Education:

UK State SchoolUK Independent / Fee paying SchoolSchool Outside UK
86%12%2%

Higher Education:

First Generation To Attend UniversityAttended A University But Not First GenerationDid Not Attend University
36%17%47%