Diversity Survey Results 2021

Following completion of our Probate diversity data survey 2021 we have produced this summary of the results accordingly.

All partners are ICAEW Chartered Accountants. Of our professional team 5 are qualified members of the ICAEW, 1 is a qualified accountant, 1 is qualified by experience, 5 are training with ICAEW and 3 are training for other qualifications. We are also supported by 4 other support staff.

We have a good level of diversity across core areas as highlighted below: -

  • 29% of the team are under 25 (2019 survey: 15%), 25% aged between 25-34 (2019 survey: 37%), 12.5% are 35-44 years old (2019 survey: 22%), 16.67% are 45-54 years old (2019 survey: 0%), 8.3% of the team are aged 55-64 (2019 survey: 11%) no members of the team are aged 65+ (2019 survey: 4%) and the remaining team members observed their right to not say.
  • 46% of our team (across all areas of the business) are female (2019 survey: 40%).
  • 96% have no disability (2019 survey: 89%) and the remainder preferred not to say when completing their questionnaire.
  • 29% of the team are from Asian/Asian British ethnicity (2019 survey: 22%), 54% are White British. (2019 survey: 52%), 8.5% from other white backgrounds (2019 survey: 7%) and 8.5% preferred not to say (2019 survey: 4%). We recognise that when we undertook the Probate diversity survey in 2019 we also had team members from other ethnic groups including Irish, Black/African/Caribbean/British and other Mixed/multiple ethnic backgrounds.
  • 42% of our team are married, 46% of our team are single (never married or registered as a same-sex civil partnership) and the balance is made up of those who state their marital or civil partnership is other or they preferred not to say.
  • Looking at the split of our team based on their Faith, 50% of our team are Christian, 12.5% are Hindu, 4% are Muslim and 4% associate with another religion not named in the survey. 17% are not associated with a religion and 12.5% selected the option that they preferred not to say.
  • 29% of our team or their parents held a degree level, 25% of our team or their parents had A Levels as the highest qualification and 21% had qualifications below A Levels as their highest qualification.
  • 58% attended a UK state school (2019 survey: 63%), 17% attended a UK independent/fee paying school (2019 survey: 15%) and the balance is made up of those attending school outside the UK or who preferred not to say.