Diversity in the legal sector

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16 August 2013

Riliance has launched a FREE survey tool in conjunction with the Law Society to enable practices to collate and report on their firm’s diversity profile.

On the 8th of July 2013 the SRA announced new reporting requirements in this area. Firms are now required to complete their own diversity data and submit a report by 31st January 2014.

In close association with the Law Society, Riliance, the UK’s leading provider of risk and compliance software, has developed an easily administered and highly effective survey tool that it will help all law firms regulated by the SRA meet this reporting obligation.

The Riliance Diversity module provides the necessary functionality to enable practices to:

  • Give all members of staff the ability to submit their details in a completely confidential and anonymous manner
  • Manage and collate survey results
  • Produce an over-riding Diversity report on their firm and the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter.
  • Produce a report that reflects the requirements and can be used as a basis for submission to the SRA
  • Store diversity statistics securely for future years.

Mark Gidge, Chief Executive of Riliance commented, “last year the SRA commissioned a third party to conduct a survey but in 2013 firms will need to collect data themselves. We have taken the view that if we can help practices to collect, collate and manage the data by providing a high quality product that is simple and free to use, it will remove a huge burden for them this year.”

“Riliance has a very pragmatic approach to business and we believe that our presence in the market is as much about our approach to helping firms as it is about the products we deliver. With close to 800 legal practices using our core risk and compliance product, the Diversity module is a natural extension to the software suite and we have plans to add several additional modules in the future.“.

Riliance has seen close to 1,000 firms, representing 50,000 people, sign up for the free survey in the last month.

To access the Riliance Diversity product practices simply register at www.legaldiversity.co.uk or contact us on 01829 731200 for further details.

For more information about Riliance visit www.riliance.co.uk

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