The number of ethnic minority solicitors is steadily increasing, the race commission report has concluded.
The report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities in the UK follows an investigation into the existing state of race relations in the UK.
Referring to “the onward march of minorities into positions of power and responsibility in professions such as the law”, the commission reported that as of 2019, a fifth (21 per cent) of lawyers in law firms in England and Wales were from an ethnic minority background.
It also found that 15 per cent of lawyers are Asian (up 6 per cent since 2014) compared with 7 per cent of the workforce in England, Scotland and Wales in 2018. The figures were ...