Diversity

Cobleys Solicitors Limited is committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and to promoting equality and diversity in the firm within our policies, practices and procedures.

Diversity is about recognising, accepting and valuing difference rather than being afraid of it. It is an appreciation that while we are all part of a single nation with shared rights and responsibilities we are also individuals with our own talents, ambitions and priorities.

Diversity appreciates that there are some clear differences between people. For instance, our gender, marital or civil partnership status, abilities and disabilities, ethnic, national or racial origins, age, sexual orientation, culture, religion and belief – diversity believes that none of these should act as a barrier to a full and equal enjoyment of life.

The firm seeks to ensure that our organisation treats everyone with the same courtesy and respect. This applies to our professional dealings with clients, staff and partners, temporary staff, other solicitors, barristers, suppliers or prospective suppliers, job applicants and third parties.

Everyone within the firm completed a Diversity Questionnaire in May 2019. The results are as follows:

Role Categories

Age Category

Gender

Gender ID different from registered sex at birth

Do you consider to have a disability according to the definition of the Equality Act 2010?

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?

What is your Ethnic Group?

What is your Religion or Belief?

What is your Sexual Orientation?

What type of school did your mainly attend between the ages of 11-16?

What is the highest level of qualifications achieved by either of  your parent(s) or guardian(s) by the time you were 18? 

Thinking back to when you were aged about 14, which best describes the sort of work the main/highest income earner in your household did in their main job?

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

 

Do you look after or care for someone with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age (not in paid capacity)?