Equality & Diversity Policy

Apple Probate and Estate Services LLP are committed to the Legal Services Act 2007 to encourage an independent, strong, diverse and effective legal profession. Whilst we are Accountants we are authorised to provide reserved legal services for non-contentious probate and as such we welcome and promote these objectives.

(a) The Firm are committed to eliminating discrimination and to promoting equality and diversity in its own policies, practices and procedures, and in those areas in which it has influence.

(b) This applies to the Firm’s professional dealings with staff, other accountants, solicitors, clients and third parties.

(c) The Firm intends to treat everyone equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect regardless of their sex, marital status, race or racial group, age, colour, ethnic or national origins, nationality, religion or belief, or sexual orientation or disability.

  • Discrimination is prohibited on the grounds of the following:
  • Race or ethnic origin – including colour, nationality or ethnic/national origins
  • Age – including perceived age and spouse’s age
  • Sex
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Gender reassignment – someone who is proposing to undergo, is undergoing and has undergone a process or part of the process for the purpose of reassigning a person’s sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion or belief
  • Disability – a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

(d) As a Firm we are accredited by the ICAEW for Probate and are required to collect, report and publish workforce diversity data annually. The data is collected annually by completion of a questionnaire which remains secure with Partners; due to the relatively small number of employees working for the company this information is not published on our website to protect their privacy.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

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