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Equality and diversity

Potential causes of differential outcomes by ethnicity in legal professional assessments

There is a widely acknowledged and long-standing difference in legal qualification outcomes by ethnicity. Our annual education and training monitoring reports show this difference and it is also evident in other sectors, countries and stages of education.

Upholding professional standards - diversity monitoring - corporate report 2021/22

Our detailed annual report covering ethnicity, sex, age and disability monitoring as it relates to our enforcement processes.

Overrepresentation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic solicitors in reports to the SRA: literature review

The SRA has seen an overrepresentation of solicitors from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds in our enforcement processes and commissioned independent research into the societal and structural factors behind this.

The factors influencing differences in outcomes by ethnicity in legal professional assessments: A systematic literature review

This report is a summary of the first phase of our research to better understand the reasons differences in professional assessment outcomes by ethnicity. It also sets out the next steps for the second phase.

Pregnancy and maternity in the legal workplace

This report forms part of our suite of equality, diversity and inclusion resources for the profession. Although this report focuses on pregnancy and maternity leave, it also touches on paternity leave, and shared parental leave.

Ethnicity Pay Gap report 2021

This report covers the ethnicity pay gap reporting for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Our equality, diversity and inclusion work 2020/21

This is an overview of our work to promote equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) setting out how we continued to place EDI at the heart of our work.

Upholding professional standards 2019/20 - Corporate reporting

Our Upholding Professional Standards report sets out information about how complaints are handled, how we conduct investigations, and how we decide whether and what sort of regulatory action is necessary.

Upholding Professional Standards – Diversity Monitoring, Supporting Report 2019/20 - Corporate reporting

This is the second year we have published this information, and we will continue to annually report on these findings.

Workforce progress report 2020

Welcome to our 2020 SRA staff diversity report. This provides information about our staff and what we did in 2020 to make sure we have a diverse and inclusive workplace, reflecting our core values and how we work.