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 2019 and is accurate as at June 2019. 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:
22% are 16-24 years; 45% are 25-34 years; 0% 35-44 years; 22% are 45-54 years; 11% are 55-64%; and 0% are over 65 years.

22% are male and 78% are female

89% are not disabled according to the definition in the Equality Act and do not have problems which limit their day to day activities. 11% do consider themselves to have a disability which limits their day to day activities a lot.  11% do consider themselves to have a disability which limits their day to day activities a little.

11% are Indian; 33% are Asian Pakistani; 44% are White British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish; and 11% are Other White Background.

Religion or Belief:
55% are Christian;  33% are Muslim and 11% are Sikh.

100% are heterosexual / Straight.

Socio-economic background:
22% UK State run or State funded school – selective on academic, faith or other grounds;  55% UK State run or State funded school – non-selective;  11% attended school outside the UK.  11% don’t know.

Caring Responsibilities:
11% are a primary carer for a child/children under 18 years; 89% are not a primary carer. 100% do not spend time providing unpaid care for those with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability of age.