Diversity progress stalled by regulators’ weak use of data

Diversity progress stalled by regulators’ weak use of data

Legal services regulators are good at collecting diversity data – but do not know what to do with it, a new study has found.
The Bridge Group, commissioned by the Legal Services Board to review efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, found evidence of only ‘modest activity’ among frontline regulators and a ‘weak’ evidence base for what was effective.
This stems from ambiguity about what action consists of, dispersed responsibility and accountability, and different understanding between stakeholders about what effective change means. The 74-page report said that diversity data collection and analysis have been the main focus of the regulators but has been ‘equivocal’, its implementation ‘variable’ and has resulted in only ‘minor change’.

D&I in UK legal profession.

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/diversity-progress-stalled-by-regulators-weak-use-of-data/5108672.article

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