Cocks Lloyd is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in its own policies, practices and procedures and in those areas in which it has influence.
This applies to the firm’s professional dealings with staff and partners, other solicitors, barristers, clients and all third parties.
We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees, workers and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any “protected characteristic”, namely:
—age (or perceived age)
—disability (past or present)
—marriage or civil partnership status
—race, colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins
—religion or belief
—sex / sexual orientation
—pregnancy and maternity
Equally, we will not treat any employee, worker or job applicant less favourably because:
They work part-time or on a fixed-term basis;
Of their socio-economic background;
Or if they have caring responsibilities.
No employee or potential employee will be disadvantaged by any conditions of employment that cannot be justified as necessary on operational grounds.
We aim to encourage, value and manage diversity and are committed to equality for our entire staff. We wish to attain a workforce that is representative of the communities from which it is drawn.
These principles of equality and diversity also apply to the manner in which we treat clients, our business partners and visitors.
As a firm regulated by the SRA, we are required to collect, report and publish workforce diversity data about the diversity make-up of our workforce.
Cocks Lloyd are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a workforce that reflects at all levels the diverse communities that we serve.
It is important that we monitor and analyse diversity information so that we can ensure that our HR processes are fair, transparent, promote equality of opportunity for all staff, and do not have an adverse impact on any particular group.
In 2023, we surveyed our staff, 83.33% of whom responded.
An overview of the results is below.
(1) Role within the firm?
- 10% completing the survey are a partner of the firm
- 10% completing the survey are Solicitors (not partner)
- 10% completing the survey are in a Managerial Role
- 4% completing the survey are in IT/HR/ other corporate services role
- 43% are other employee or staff members of the firm
- 14% preferred not to say
- 8% of staff completing the survey were between 16-24 years of age
- 23% of staff completing the survey were between 25-34 years of age
- 14% of staff completing the survey were between 35-44 years of age
- 24% of staff completing the survey were between 45-54 years of age
- 28% of staff completing the survey were between 55+ years of age
- 3% of staff preferred not to say
- 17% of staff completing the survey were identify as male.
- 83% of staff completing the survey were identify as female.
- 67% of staff completing the survey attended UK State School (non-selective)
- 17% of staff completing the survey attended UK State School (selective on academic, faith or other)
- 13% attended UK Independent/Fee-paying School (bursary)
- 3% preferred not to say