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Diversity Data

This Diversity Data has been collated in accordance with the BSB Rules & Guidance (for further details please refer to the BSB website).

Of approximately 72 members of Chambers, Associate Tenants and staff who were sent the Diversity Data Questionnaire to complete, 71 responded.  All respondents have consented to publish the collected data on the Littleton website.

Data last updated: January 2023

Question 1:

If you are an authorised person for the purposes of the Legal Services Act 2007 i.e. you hold a practising certificate issued by one of the approved regulators, please indicate your professional qualification(s) and role. Tick all that apply if you are dual qualified and have a current practising certificate from more than one approved regulator.

Barrister KC 15
Barrister Tenant/Member 37
Barrister other 2
Prefer not to say 1
Not applicable 16


Question 2:

If you do not fall into any of the categories listed above, please indicate which of the following categories best fits your role.

Any other fee earning role e.g. legal executive, paralegal etc 0
Any other role directly supporting a fee earner e.g. legal secretary, administrator, barrister’s clerk, fees clerk, practice manager, legal assistant, marketing personnel, receptionist etc 14
A managerial role e.g. Director, Chief Executive, Practice Director (or similar), Head of Legal Practice, head of finance & Administration (HoFA) or similar 2
An IT/HR or any other corporate service role 0
Prefer not to say 1
Other 1


Question 3:

Do you have responsibility for supervising or managing the work of lawyers or other employees?

Yes 21
No 47
Prefer not to say 3


Question 4:

AGE: From the list of age bands below, please indicate the category that includes your current age in years.

16-24 5
25-34 19
35-44 18
45-54 16
55-64 9
65+ 2
Prefer not to say 2


Question 5:

SEX: What is your sex?

Male 47
Female 22
Transgender 0
Prefer not to say 2
Other 0


Question 6:

GENDER IDENTITY: This question is designed to gather trans data e.g. whether your gender identity and/or gender expression differs from your birth sex.  A trans person may not seek to undergo gender reassignment hormonal treatment/surgery.  Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?  If no, please enter gender identity.

Yes 67
No 0
Prefer not to say 4


Question 7:

DISABILITY: The Equality Act 2010 generally defines a disabled person as someone who has a mental or physical impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition in the Equality Act?

Yes 4
No 62
Prefer not to say 5


Question 8:

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?

Yes, limited a lot 0
Yes, limited a little 2
No 60
Prefer not to say 9


Question 9:

RACE: What is your Ethnic group?

Asian/ Asian British 4
Black/African/Caribbean/Black British 0
Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups 3
White 51
Prefer not to say 5
Other 8


Question 10:

You have selected Asian / Asian British. Please select ONE from the list below.

Bangladeshi 0
Chinese 0
Indian 2
Pakistani 1
Any other Asian background: Sri Lanka 1


Question 11:

You have selected White.  Please select ONE from the list below:

British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish 44
Irish 3
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0
Any other White background: Italian, European, White European, White South African 4


Question 12:

You have selected Mixed / Multiple ethnic groups.  Please select ONE from the list below:

White and Asian 1
White and Black African 0
White and Black Caribbean 0
White and Chinese 1
Any other Mixed/Multiple ethnic background: Irish Persian 2


Question 13:

What is your Nationality?

Irish 4
British 55
English 6
Brazil/Portugal 1
Swiss 1
British/German 1
Malaysian 1
Austrian 1
British/Irish/Iranian 1


Question 14:

What is your National Origin?

Irish 4
British/UK/England 55
Sri Lankan 1
Italian 1
Scottish 1
Swiss 1
South African 2
Lithuanian/Irish 1
Indian 1
Peruvian 1
Diverse European & Middle Eastern Jewish 1
Malaysian 1


Question 15:

RELIGION OR BELIEF:  What is your religion or belief?

No religion or belief 26
Buddhist 1
Christian (all denominations) 24
Hindu 0
Jewish 9
Muslim 1
Sikh 1
Prefer not to say 6
Other:  Agnostic 3


Question 16:

SEXUAL ORIENTATION: What is your sexual orientation?

Bisexual 1
Gay 4
Heterosexual/straight 60
Prefer not to say 5
Other:  Heteroflexible 1


Question 17:

SOCIO ECOMONIC BACKGROUND:  If you went to University (to study a BA, BSc course or higher), were you part of the first generation of your family to do so?

Yes 23
No 36
Did not attend University 9
Prefer not to say 3


Question 18:

Did you mainly attend a state or fee paying school between the ages 11 – 18?

UK State School 24
UK Independent/Fee-paying school 38
Attended school outside of UK 6
Prefer not to say 3


Question 19:

CARING RESPONSIBILITIES:  Are you a primary care provider for a child or children under 18?

Yes 25
No 43
Prefer not to say 3


Question 20:

Do you 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- Problems related to old age?  PLEASE NOTE: Do not count anything you do as part of your paid employment.

No 58
Yes:  1-19 hours a week 8
Yes:  20-49 hours a week 0
Yes:  50 + hours a week 0
Prefer not to say 5



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