Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2437 100
Female barristers 587 24.09
Male barristers 1850 75.91
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 4 172 138 106 118 34 15 587
Male 1 291 284 221 452 303 297 1850
Total 5 463 422 327 570 337 312 2437
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 5 154 182 149 71 25 0 0 587
Male 10 271 382 455 462 248 21 1 1850
Total 15 425 564 604 533 273 21 1 2437
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 400 100
Female senior counsel 51 12.75
Male senior counsel 349 87.25
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 268 71 339 3.77
Appellate 510 177 687 2.88
Commercial 627 195 822 3.22
Common law/personal injury 306 82 388 3.73
Criminal 379 146 525 2.6
Defamation 58 29 87 2
Environment and planning 112 60 172 1.87
Equity 526 159 685 3.31
Family law and guardianship 137 84 221 1.63
Industrial/employment 183 65 248 2.82
Inquests/inquiries 414 163 577 2.54
International 169 46 215 3.67
Public/administrative 432 176 608 2.45
Tax/revenue 114 28 142 4.07

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