Diversity

We are required to collect diversity data by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We also publish as much of the data as we feel comfortable publishing, recognising that anonymisation is not going to be effective in a two-person law firm.

Our diversity

  • Sandra is female. Neil is male. Neil is Sandra's husband.
  • 50% of the directors of decoded.legal are female. 50% are male. Neither of us is transgender.
  • Neil has a beard. Sandra doesn't. (Neither having a beard, nor reporting on it, is required by the SRA. Yet.)
  • We are both between 35 and 44. Just. Neil looks like the older one, but actually...
  • We both went to school, and we have both been to university. (Quite a lot, really: between us, we have an LLB, a BA, a PgDL, two PgDLPs, an LLM, an MA and a now-abandoned PhD.)
  • decoded.legal is "Shibboleet" compliant.

Data in pictoral form

To make the information above more accessible, the SRA suggests that we "illustrate the data using clear tables, diagrams or graphics and include a summary of what it shows".

Here is a clear table:

A clear table

Here is a graph:

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We offer a range of communications options. Many of these are encrypted, and some offer end-to-end encryption. Please use the method which best suits your needs.

email  Email

Please contact us via email:

contact@decoded.legal

Please encrypt it end-to-end, if you can. Here is our PGP/GPG key. You can also find our keys on keys.openpgp.org, and via Web Key Directory.

phone Prefer to talk?

Drop us an email telling us a bit about you and what help you need. If we're likely to be a good fit for you, we're more than happy to take it from there by audio or video.

We offer both unencrypted and encrypted audio/video calls.

We record "normal" phone calls.

We'll never spam you or sell your information. Ever. More info here.

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View our Authorised Law Firm digital badge here. The badge is hosted by a third party (which purports to act as a processor of the Solicitors Regulation Authority). They used to load Google Analytics automatically, but the SRA has said that it is not going to do so "at the moment". As we cannot be sure when they might start to use it again, we suggest that you only view our badge if you are willing to send your IP address to the third party, and Google (to load a jQuery resource), and potentially for them to run Google Analytics JavaScript on your device. Here is the third party's privacy notice.

Other bits

decoded.legal is:

  • authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (626329)
  • subject to the SRA's code of conduct
  • a company registered in England and Wales (9856909) with a registered office address of Farthings, Stable Court, Love Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DT
  • registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office (ZA152364)
  • registered for VAT in England and Wales (229 6427 86)