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Duncan Lewis Solicitors proud to embrace workforce equality and diversity (31 January 2014)

Date: 31/01/2014
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Solicitors proud to embrace workforce equality and diversity

Duncan Lewis Solicitors; a Legal 500 recommended legal firm are proud to “embrace their workforce equality and diversity” after their annual workforce diversity data report demonstrated an eclectically cultured team.

Law firms regulated by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA) are required to collect, report and publish workforce diversity data on an annual basis. Duncan Lewis, authorised and regulated by the SRA, recently reported their data collected in December 2013.

With a workforce where 72% of the company’s staff was female, 53% between the ages of 25-34 with 10% over the age of 45 years; the data collected from the legal aid firm demonstrated a diverse workforce with a team and Board of Directors that spanned across a large number of different racial, educational and social backgrounds. The company’s board of directors were 50% female and also significantly ethnically diverse with reporting showing that the most prominent ethnic groups to be represented were Indian (45%); White (21%) and Pakistani (10%).

Duncan Lewis, the first UK Law firm to achieve the Investors in People Gold Standard award in 2009 reported that of its workforce that took party in the survey, 43% were Asian/Asian British, 59% attended a state school in the UK and 2% had a disability as defined by the Equality Act.

Duncan Lewis Practice Manager Jason Bruce added:

"A diverse workforce with people from different racial, social and educational backgrounds and a diverse age range ensures that as a company we are well placed to understand the needs of a wide range of clients throughout the UK across 17 legal practice areas. Our commitment to diversity ensures that Duncan Lewis is able to recruit and retain staff effectively in an increasingly competitive labour market".

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