The figures from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission are stark: 70% of top job offers in 2014 went to the products of selective or fee-paying institutions.

Lots of firms are leading the way on diversity, but clearly there is much more to do in terms of social mobility. Recruiting top talent will and should remain a priority, but in light of this report will firms examine more closely where they are recruiting that talent from?

In September, Byfield Consultancy is producing a comprehensive thought-leadership report on diversity in the legal industry. It will make a timely read.