Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2415 100
Female barristers 563 23.31
Male barristers 1852 76.69
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 32 178 114 99 96 34 10 563
Male 60 318 260 242 394 327 249 1852
Total 92 496 374 341 490 361 259 2415
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 8 174 177 116 72 16 0 0 563
Male 22 307 398 444 480 189 11 1 1852
Total 30 481 575 560 552 205 11 1 2415
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 389 100
Female senior counsel 46 11.83
Male senior counsel 343 88.17
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 237 61 298 3.89
Appellate 447 152 599 2.94
Commercial 566 177 743 3.2
Common law/personal injury 280 76 356 3.68
Criminal 326 122 448 2.67
Defamation 55 29 84 1.9
Environment and planning 98 54 152 1.81
Equity 476 148 624 3.22
Family law and guardianship 115 74 189 1.55
Industrial/employment 168 55 223 3.05
Inquests/inquiries 371 140 511 2.65
International 143 38 181 3.76
Public/administrative 385 156 541 2.47
Tax/revenue 97 27 124 3.59

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