Applebys Solicitors is committed to promoting equality and diversity in its professional activities with clients, personnel and all other third parties that have dealings with the firm. As part of our Equality and Diversity policy and in compliance with our regulatory obligations, we monitor this by conducting surveys and analysing the data to demonstrate its effectiveness and highlight any areas for further development. The below summary provides the data aggregated from our surveys conducted in 2015 and is accurate as at 1st October 2015. Our workforce diversity data is published on a combined basis for the whole firm to mitigate the risk of identification of individuals and relates to those replies that were received:-

Age breakdown:
0% are 16-24 years; 42% are 25-34 years; 17% 35-44 years; 33% are 45-54 years; 0% are 55-64%; and 8% are over 65 years.

Gender:
42% are male and 58% are female

Disability:
91.7% are not disabled according to the definition in the Equality Act and do not have problems which limit their day to day activities. 8.3% do consider themselves to have a disability which limits their day to day activities a lot.

Ethnicity:
33% are Asian Pakistani; 58% are White British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish; and 9% are Other White Background.

Socio-economic background:
83% attended a UK State School and 17% attended school outside of the UK. 17% did not attend University; 58% did attend University and were the first generation of their family to do so.

Caring Responsibilities:
17% are a primary carer for a child/children under 18 years; 83% are not a primary carer; and 0% preferred not to say. 0% look after or give help or support to family members, friends neighbours or others 1-19 hours a week; 17% give 20-49 hours a week; and 75% do not and 8% prefer not to say.