Equality & Diversity

Thrings is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its staff, partners and applicants for employment.  The firm is also committed to avoiding discrimination in its dealings with clients and all other third parties and seeks to support the diverse communities in which we work.
 
We treat everyone equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect, regardless of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, religion or belief, sexual orientation or working pattern.

We work in an environment where individual differences are respected and valued and everyone has the opportunity to excel.  Our policy is to employ the best people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of all employees. 

All our partners and staff are required to attend compulsory Equality and Diversity training.  In addition, we have an ‘Equality and Diversity Policy’ which is reviewed annually.

Diversity Statistics as at January 2014.

Thrings asked all its partners and staff to voluntarily complete an anonymous diversity survey - 163 responses were received which equated to 51% of the firm.  For this reason, not all the figures below are a full and accurate representation of the firm’s diversity profile.

Please note:

  • The results do not include individuals who answered ‘Prefer not to say’

  • Figures rounded up/down to nearest whole percentage

 

Gender

 

Female

Male

Partners

26%

74%

Solicitors/Other Fee Earners

65%

35%

Operations/Support staff (to Fee Earners)

87%

13%

Source: Firm’s HR database on 30 July 2014

 

Age

 

16-34

35-54

55+

Partners

3%

69%

28%

Solicitors/Other Fee Earners

62%

30%

8%

Operations/Support staff (to Fee Earners)

32%

47%

21%

Source: Firm’s HR database on 30 July 2014

 

Ethnicity

 

Declared Minority Ethnic Background

Declared Non-Minority Ethnic Background

Partners

 

100%

Solicitors/Other Fee Earners

12%

85%

Operations/Support staff (to Fee Earners)

5%

88%

Source: Staff survey representing 51% of total staff.  Therefore the information does not reflect the exact demographic makeup of all Thrings staff

 

Religion or Belief

 

Buddhist

Christian

Hindu

Jewish

None

Partners

 

71%

 

 

23%

Solicitors/Other Fee Earners

2%

55%

 

 

33%

Operations/Support staff (to Fee Earners)

 

47%

3%

2%

41%

Source: Staff survey representing 51% of total staff.  Therefore the information does not reflect the exact demographic makeup of all Thrings staff

 

Disability

 

 

Partners

3%

Solicitors/Other Fee Earners

2%

Operations/Support staff (to Fee Earners)

7%

Source: Staff survey representing 51% of total staff.  Therefore the information does not reflect the exact demographic makeup of all Thrings staff

 

Sexual Orientation

 

Heterosexual

LGBT

Partners

94%

 

Solicitors/Other Fee Earners

94%

3%

Operations/Support staff (to Fee Earners)

91%

2%

Source: Staff survey representing 51% of total staff.  Therefore the information does not reflect the exact demographic makeup of all Thrings staff

 

Flexible Working

 

 

Partners

17%

Solicitors/Other Fee Earners

16%

Operations/Support staff (to Fee Earners)

29%

Source: Firm’s HR database on 30 July 2014

Data refers to those who work other than 100% of standard office hours and/or less than 5 days per week