Solicitors Regulation Authority Diversity Survey Results

21 July 2023

Wilsons Solicitors LLP (Wilsons) is committed to promoting equality and diversity via its policies, practices and procedures. We pride ourselves on treating everyone equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect regardless of who they are, where they are from, or how they look.

In July 2023, we asked all our partners and employees to complete a diversity survey. We received 126 responses in total which accounted for approximately 80% of all partners and employees. The survey responses show that Wilsons has a ratio of 35:10 female to male staff and this extends across all roles in the firm. The results also reveal that Wilsons has a diverse age range from the 16-24 age group to 65+ in the majority of roles. In the partner group, age is spread across the range from 35 to 64.

The majority of respondents (90%) stated they did not consider themselves to have a disability and, of those who do, just over half said it affected their day to day activities. As for religion and belief, 35% of respondents stated that they are Christian and 53% said they had no religion or belief.

Most respondents (71%) stated that they went to state funded or state run schools and the majority (58%) said their parents did not attend university.

The main highlights from the survey are set out below.

Gender Split

This shows that nearly 75% of respondents are female.

This can be shown broken down into roles as follows:

Age Ranges

At Wilsons we have a spread of age ranges, as can be seen from this graph:

This shows that approximately 35% of respondents are under the age of 34 whilst approximately 40% are aged between 45 and 64 years of age.

This can be further broken down into roles as below:

This clearly highlights a younger age range within our Lawyers (other than Partners) as well as age ranges between 35 and 64 for our Partners and 16 to over 65 in Legal and Business support teams.


The majority of respondents (nearly 90%) confirmed that they do not consider themselves to have a disability, as highlighted in this graph:

Parental Responsibility for a Child or Children under 18

The majority of respondents (75%) confirmed that they are not the primary carer of a child or children under 18.

This is shown by role below:

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