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Equality and Diversity

We are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting Equality and Diversity in our dealings with employees, partners, clients and other third parties.

Barker Son & Isherwood LLP Equality and Diversity Data 2019

In June 2019 we carried out a diversity survey of all those working in the firm. Completion of the survey was voluntary and 89.65% of the work force responded.

Age

The age distribution is:

  • 16-24 3.44%
  • 25-34 13.79%
  • 35-44 6.89%
  • 45-54 20.68%
  • 55-64 27.6%
  • 65+ 3.44%
  • Preferred not to say 13.8%

Gender

58.65% of our workforce is female; 17.25% male and 13.8% preferred not to say.

Transgender

82.8% did not consider they had a different sex at birth.

Disability

3.45% preferred not to say whether they were suffering from a disability in accordance with the Equality Act.

Day-to-day activities limited due to health problem or disability lasting at least 12 months

3.45% considered they were limited a little by their disability.

Ethnicity

The results were:

  • British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish 75.7%
  • White/Chinese 3.45%
  • Preferred not to say 13.8%

Religion or Belief

  • No religion or belief/Atheist 17.24%
  • Christian 69%
  • Any other religion or belief 3.45%

Sexual Orientation

  • Heterosexual/straight 82.8%
  • Preferred not to say 3.45%

School type from 11 to 16

  • UK State run or state funded school – Selective on academic, faith or other grounds 10.35%
  • UK State run or state funded school - Non-selective 55.2%
  • UK Independent or fee-paying school – bursary 10.35%
  • UK Independent or fee-paying school – No bursary 7%
  • Preferred not to say 3.45%

Highest level of qualifications achieved by either parents/guardians by the time you were 18

  • At least one has a degree level qualification 10.34%
  • Qualifications below degree level 31%
  • No formal qualifications 6.8%
  • Don’t know 27.6%
  • Not applicable 3.4%
  • Preferred not to say 10.3%

Main Work of main/highest income earner in household when 14

  • Modern professional occupations 20.7%
  • Clerical intermediate occupations 3.4%
  • Senior managers/administrators 10.3%
  • Technical and craft occupations 17.2%
  • Routine manual & service occupations 10.3%
  • Trade professional occupations 17.2%
  • Not applicable 3.4%
  • Other 3.4%
  • Don’t know 3.4%
  • Prefer not to say 3.4%

Primary Carer for a child under 18

  • Yes 17.2.5%
  • No 69%
  • Prefer not to say 3.4%

Time spent providing unpaid care for those with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability of age

  • No 62%
  • Yes, 1-19 hours a week 13.8%
  • Yes, 20-49 hours 3.4%
  • Yes, 50 or more hours a week 6.9%
  • Preferred not to say 3.4%