Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2457 100
Female barristers 603 24.54
Male barristers 1853 75.42
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 0 174 147 97 129 40 16 603
Male 0 291 286 220 446 307 303 1853
Total 0 465 434 317 575 347 319 2457
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 4 159 180 154 79 27 0 0 603
Male 7 274 376 447 454 269 25 1 1853
Total 11 433 556 602 533 296 25 1 2457
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 406 100
Female senior counsel 56 13.79
Male senior counsel 350 86.21
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 276 74 351 3.73
Appellate 532 184 716 2.89
Commercial 644 206 851 3.13
Common law/personal injury 322 91 413 3.54
Criminal 391 155 547 2.52
Defamation 59 31 90 1.9
Environment and planning 117 60 177 1.95
Equity 546 169 715 3.23
Family law and guardianship 138 87 226 1.59
Industrial/employment 189 66 256 2.86
Inquests/inquiries 430 168 598 2.56
International 171 47 219 3.64
Public/administrative 445 181 627 2.46
Tax/revenue 115 28 143 4.11