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LSB to call on regulators to make law firms and chambers “accountable” over diversity

Regulators need to do more with the diversity data they now collect in order to drive improvements in recruitment and particularly progression and retention within the profession, the Legal Services Board will shortly say.

February 18th, 2015 | No Comments »

BSB bids to improve barristers’ reporting of certain diversity data – from abysmal to awful

The Bar Standards Board has set itself a minimum target of 30% for diversity data collection from barristers on sexuality, religion and disability. It is also planning more work on the under-representation of women at the bar, and reports of harassment and discrimination.

June 13th, 2014 | No Comments »

SRA whittles down diversity data non-compliers to hardcore 100

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has cut the number of law firms failing to hand over data on the diversity of their staff from 1,106 to 108. The regulator said it had made it “very clear” to the remaining firms that they would face enforcement action.

June 9th, 2014 | No Comments »