1MCB Proud to Publish Results of its Bi-Annual Diversity Data Survey

1MCB was founded in 1977, with the aim of providing quality representation to all sectors of the community.   We continue to be committed to being approachable and accessible to all, and to that end, strive to maintain and promote diversity within our membership.  To achieve that, we have in place robust Equality & Diversity policies and bi-annually survey our members and staff in order to identify any sectors of the community which are underrepresented within Chambers.

32 barristers and 8 staff members responded to the survey, representing a response rate of 63% amongst barristers and 89% amongst staff.

 

The responses collated were as follows:

 

Gender

 

Male – 44%

Female – 49%

Other – 0%

Prefer Not To Say – 8%

  

Age

 

16-24 – 3%

25-34 – 25%

35-44 – 40%

45-54 – 10%

55-64 – 13%

65+ - 8%

Prefer Not To Say – 3%

 

Ethnicity

 

White British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish – 40%

White Irish – 5%

Gypsy or Irish Traveller – 2%

Any Other White Background – 7%

Mixed White/Caribbean – 0%

Mixed White/African – 0%

Mixed White/Asian – 5%

Any Other Mixed Background – 7%

Arab – 0%

Any Other Ethnic Group – 2%

Black Caribbean – 7%

Black African – 2%

Any Other Black Background – 2%

Asian Indian – 7%

Asian Pakistani – 0%

Asian Bangladeshi – 4%

Chinese – 2%

Any Other Asian Background – 0%

Prefer Not To Say – 11%

 

Disability

 

Do you consider yourself to have a disability within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010?

Yes – 3%

No – 85%

Prefer Not To Say – 13%

 

Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?

Yes, limited a lot – 0%

Yes, limited a little – 8%

No – 85%

Prefer Not To Say – 13%

 

Socio-Economic Background

 

If you went to University (to study a BA, BSc course or higher), were you part of the first generation of your family to do so?

Yes – 35%

No – 38%

Did Not Go To University – 15%

Prefer Not To Say – 10%

 

Did you mainly attend a state or fee paying school between the ages 11 – 18?

UK State School – 60%

UK Independent/Fee Paying School – 24%

Attended School Outside the UK – 10%

Home Schooled – 0%

Prefer Not To Say – 7%

 

Caring Responsibilities

 

Are you a primary carer for a child or children under 18?

Yes – 23%

No – 65%

Prefer Not To Say – 13%

 

Do you look after, or give any help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of either long-term physical or mental ill-health / disability or problems related to old age?

No – 63%

Yes (1-19 hours per week) – 20%

Yes (20-49 hours per week) – 3%

Yes (50+ hours per week) – 8%

Prefer Not To Say – 8%

 

Chambers also collates data in relation to religious belief and sexual orientation.  However, not all respondents consented to publication of such data.