Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2413 100
Female barristers 565 23.41
Male barristers 1848 76.59
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 2 173 132 103 106 34 14 565
Male 2 312 280 217 441 308 286 1848
Total 4 485 412 320 547 342 300 2413
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 4 159 179 124 79 20 0 0 565
Male 9 282 384 452 477 229 14 1 1848
Total 13 441 563 576 556 249 14 1 2413
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 388 100
Female senior counsel 46 11.86
Male senior counsel 342 88.14
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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