Herrington Carmichael Diversity Data 2021
All firms of solicitors are required to collect, report, and publish data about the diversity make-up of the workforce every two years.
In July 2021 we invited all staff and partners at Herrington Carmichael LLP to complete a voluntary diversity survey based on the questionnaire provided by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
We have set out below the results of our survey. The data shown is obtained from the survey responses received and the percentages given are therefore based on the survey respondents, not our total staff numbers.
The results of some questions have not been published as they would or might enable individuals to be identified or compromise confidentiality.
The age distribution of surveyed staff is:
- 16-24 17% 17%
- 25-34 37% 37%
- 35-44 17% 17%
- 45-54 17% 17%
- 55-64 6% 6%
- 65+ 3% 3%
- Prefer not to say 3% 3%
Out of those who responded, the workforce at Herrington Carmichael is:
Prefer not to say
4.6% shared that they had a disability in accordance with the Equality Act and a further 6.2% preferred not to say.
Ethnicity as a percentage of those surveyed.
- British / English / Welsh / Northern Irish / Scottish 72.3% 72.3%
- Pakistani 4.6% 4.6%
- Indian 3.1% 3.1%
- Irish 1.5% 1.5%
- Arab 1.5% 1.5%
- White and Asian 1.5% 1.5%
- Any other White background 7.7% 7.7%
- Any other mixed / multiple ethnic background 4.6% 4.6%
- Prefer not to say 3.1% 3.1%
Work of the main / highest income earner in your household when you were aged about 14:
Modern professional and traditional professional occupations = 2%
Senior, middle or junior managers or administrators = 9%
Clerical and intermediate occupations = 6%
Technical and craft occupations = 2%
Routine, semi-routine manual and service occupations = 2%
Small business owners who employed less than 25 people = 2%
Other = 6%
Day-to-day activities limited due to health problem or disability lasting at least 12 months
7.7% of respondents considered they were limited a little by their disability while 3.1% preferred not to say.
School type attended from 11 to 16 years old:
- State-run or state-funded school – selective on academic, faith or other grounds 9.2% 9.2%
- State-run or state-funded school – non-selective 64.6% 64.6%
- Independent / fee-paying school 13.8% 13.8%
- Independent / fee-paying school, where i received a bursary covering 90% or more of my tuition 1.5% 1.5%
- Attended school outside of the UK 10.8% 10.8%
Did either of your parents attend university by the time you were 18?
- No 60% 60%
- Yes 32% 32%
- Don’t know / not sure 5% 5%
- Prefer not to say 3% 3%
Primary Carer for a child under 18 years old:
No = 72%
Yes = 28%
Time spent providing unpaid care for those with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age:
No = 95%
Yes, 1-19 hours a week = 5%
Award winning legal advice
We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.