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Equality and Diversity

At Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors we actively promote equality and diversity in the workplace. We believe in creating equal opportunities everyone regardless of gender, background or disability.

We obviously oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination and are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in our policies, practices and procedures and in those areas in which it has influence.

Respecting and embracing individuality

We’re committed to creating an environment where people are respected as individuals and everyone is treated fairly, equally and with attention, courtesy and respect.

We annually monitor equality and diversity and submit this to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, which is published it in their diversity report.

Equality and Diversity in Recruitment with a diverse workforce

The law does not discriminate in terms of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and neither do we. We feel that as far as possible we should also reflect this in our people.

We pursue an equality and diversity policy with our recruitment procedures; recognising the benefits of having a diverse workforce. The firm treats all job applicants equally and fairly and will not discriminate unjustifiably against them.

We apply the same policy in our treatment of our clients, other lawyers, experts and barristers instructed by us in the treatment of any other third parties.

A diverse workforce

When recruiting, we ensure that applications are attracted from all sexes, races, ages, people with disabilities and regardless of sexual orientation or religion or beliefs.

At Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors we ensure that employment opportunities are open and accessible to all on individual qualities and personal merit. Equal opportunities feature in all stages of the recruitment process.

Blind recruitment for trainees

This year we have introduced blind recruitment for our trainee solicitor programme. This means that candidates will be selected for interview on the basis of their application form, without reference to their personal details or which school and university they attended. This will ensure that only the best candidates are selected regardless of their background.

Hodge Jones & Allen’s LGBT+ Network promotes equality

HJA-LGBT-Logo-PurpleIn 2018 we launched our LGBT+ Network. The networks aims to advise on LGBT legal issues and to highlight the firm as LGBT+ friendly. The network serves as an inclusive and visible forum for staff at HJA creating a safe space, contributing to business development, and providing a collective voice for LGBT+ employees.

Flexibility

A number of our staff enjoy working flexibly and we provide paid maternity and shared parental leave entitlements for our staff. We retain valuable skills and experience by providing flexible working arrangements for those returning after a long period of leave. We look at all possibilities to attract and retain individuals being as flexible as we can allow.

The figures speak for themselves

Our employees come from multi-cultural backgrounds and this enables us to better meet the needs of the culturally and socially diverse community we provide legal services for.

Some of our key statistics are:

Gender breakdown
Staff CategoryFemaleMale
Partners64%36%
Solicitors74%26%
Other Fee Earners71%29%
Business Services67%33%
TOTAL FIRM BREAKDOWN69%31%

 

Ethnicity Breakdown
Staff CategoryBangladeshiChineseIndianPakistaniOther AsianAfricanCaribbeanOther Black
Partners0.5%0.5%0.5%
Solicitors 0.5%3%1%0.5% 0.5%0.5%
Other Fee Earners0.5%2%1%0.5%1%0.5%
Business Services2.5%1%0.5%0.5%3%1%0.5%
Total Headcount3%1%6%3%2%4.5%2%0.5%

 

Ethnicity Breakdown
Staff CategoryWhite & AsianWhite & Black AfricanWhite & Black CaribbeanOther MixedBritish WhiteIrishOther WhitePrefer Not To SayNo Response
Partners0.5%0.5%7.5%1%0.5%5% 5%
Solicitors0.5%0.5%0.5%12.5%1%1% 9%
Other Fee Earners0.5%0.5%0.5%9.5%1%0.5%0.5% 3%
Business Services0.5%0.5%2%11%0.5%4% 8.5%
Total Headcount1.5%1%1%3.5%40.5%3.5%6%1% 25.5

 

Age distribution of partners and employees across the whole firm
Age%
16-2410%
25-3434.5%
35-4418%
45-547.5%
55-644.5%
65+0.5%
Prefer Not To Say1%
No Response25%

Please note totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

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