Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2434 100
Female barristers 584 23.99
Male barristers 1850 76.01
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 1 172 138 107 117 34 15 584
Male 0 292 284 221 453 303 296 1850
Total 1 464 422 328 570 337 311 2434
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 5 152 182 148 71 25 0 0 584
Male 10 271 382 456 463 246 21 1 1850
Total 15 423 564 604 534 271 21 1 2434
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 267 70 337 3.81
Appellate 506 177 683 2.86
Commercial 624 194 818 3.22
Common law/personal injury 306 82 388 3.73
Criminal 377 146 523 2.58
Defamation 58 28 86 2.07
Environment and planning 112 59 171 1.9
Equity 522 159 681 3.28
Family law and guardianship 136 83 219 1.64
Industrial/employment 182 66 248 2.76
Inquests/inquiries 411 161 572 2.55
International 169 46 215 3.67
Public/administrative 431 176 607 2.45
Tax/revenue 113 28 141 4.04

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