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The latest deadline for submission of data by authorised signatories and organisation contacts onto the mySRA portal was 18 August. The results will be made available on the SRA website under ‘Law Firm Diversity Data’.
You may not yet have proceeded to publish a summary of the data (whether on the firm’s website, in a firm publication or by a notice in the office), as the MySRA portal allows you to state your intentions relating to publication, but to publish after submitting data. It is very important that you comply with data protection legislation and that individuals cannot be recognised when you publish, so sole practitioners and some small firms will be unable to publish it. It is also possible to specify in your submission that staff have objected to publication, insufficient data has been received to make publication meaningful or an ‘other’ ground for not publishing.
For a full copy of this article, including LBS Legal’s advice about publication of your data, email Andre Tahmassian-Zarneh (Compliance Consultant) at email@example.com or contact him on 07572 068105.
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