Equality and Diversity

Diversity Statistics Overview

Memery Crystal is committed to promoting diversity in relation to all members of the firm, clients and job applicants, as well as recognising the importance of equal treatment and fairness.  Our aim is to encourage value and manage diversity to provide equality for all and to attain a workforce which is representative of the communities from which it is drawn.

We ensure that all our people are employed, trained, compensated, seconded and promoted solely on the strength of their ability, qualifications, experience and merit.  As part of our Core Values we aim to be an inclusive employer by promoting individuality, and give a friendly and supportive approach to all members of our team and our clients.  We wish to accommodate the requirements of people’s religions, cultures and responsibilities.

Our Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policies are monitored and reviewed by the firm’s Core Values Committee, which includes members from every department.  The role of the committee is also to discuss how our Core Values are working in practice across the firm and receives feedback from the firm including Partners, fee-earners, trainees, secretaries and Business Services.

The firm’s core values are:

Trusted Business-Focused Advisers

Individuality and Personal Responsibility

Friendly and Supportive Approach

"Exceptionally competent and hardworking; nothing is ever too much for them."

Legal 500, 2020

Equality and Diversity Report

We also monitor the diversity of our workforce through questionnaires which all members of the firm have completed, and are given to each new member of the firm.

As part of the Solicitors Regulation Authority diversity data collection, we also conduct an annual firm wide survey, which collates information from all individuals within the firm on a voluntary basis.

Gender

Total Workforce:

Gender
Male 44%
Female 56%

 

Breakdown of gender by role category:

Gender Partner / Consultant Solicitor Other fee-earner Role supporting fee-earners Business Services Managerial Role
Male 80% 41% 44% 8% 39% 60%
Female 20% 59% 56% 92% 61% 40%

 

Age

Age  
16-24 8%
 25-34 36%
35-44 29%
45-54 13%
55-64 10%
65+ 3%

 

Breakdown of age by role category:

Age Partner / Consultant Solicitor Other fee-earner  Role supporting fee-earners Business Services Managerial Role
16-24 0% 0% 17% 15% 22% 0%
25-34 0% 69% 56% 19% 39% 20%
35-44 50% 26% 17% 31% 17% 20%
45-54 23% 3% 0% 8% 22% 60%
55-64 20% 3% 6% 23% 0% 0%
65+ 7% 0% 6% 4% 0% 0%

 

Ethnicity

Ethnicity  
Chinese 0.73%
Indian 7.30%
Any other Asian Background 2.19%
Caribbean 2.19%
White & Asian 0.73%
White & Chinease 0.73%
Any other mixed/multiple 2.19%
British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish Irish 70.80%
Irish 2.19%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 1.46%
Any other white background 6.57%
Arab 0.73%
Any other ethnic group 2.19%

 

Breakdown of ethnicity by role category:

Ethnicity Partner/Consultant Solicitor Other fee earning role Role supporting fee earners Managerial role
Business Services
Chinese 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.85% 0.00% 0.00%
Indian 3.33% 7.69% 22.22% 0.00% 0.00% 11.11%
Any other Asian Background 0.00% 0.00% 5.56% 3.85% 0.00% 5.56%
Caribbean 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 11.54% 0.00% 0.00%
White & Asian 0.00% 2.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
White & Chinese 0.00% 0.00% 5.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Any other mixed/multiple 6.67% 0.00% 5.56% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish Irish 90.00% 66.67% 50.00% 69.23% 80.00% 66.67%
Irish 0.00% 0.00% 5.56% 3.85% 20.00% 0.00%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 7.69% 0.00% 0.00%
Any other white background 0.00% 15.38% 5.56% 0.00% 0.00% 11.11%
Arab 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.56%
Any other ethnic group 0.00% 7.69% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

 

Notes on the report

Please note:

1. Data is current as at June 2019

2. Data has been rounded to the nearest percent and therefore the total may be more or less than 100%.

3. The data concerning gender, age and ethnic origin has been derived from the firm’s HR database and Diversity Monitoring forms.