The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced that its mandatory diversity survey will be due sometime in the summer of 2023. In 2021 the survey was due 2 August and it is likely that the timeline will be similar this time.
The SRA has said that it will provide four weeks notification prior to the actual deadline.
Which size firms are required to report diversity data?
All firms, of any size, even sole practitioners will have to collect and report the data to the SRA. However, in-house lawyers will not need to report.
How do firms collect the SRA’s diversity data?
In order to make this mandatory report to the SRA, firms will need to collect diversity data, based on a questionnaire, from all staff. The firms will then have to collate the data and organise it by specific job roles before submitting it to the SRA.
You can use the SRA’s Word version of the questionnaire or VinciWork’s SRA diversity survey data collection tool.Continue reading