Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2380 100
Female barristers 558 23.45
Male barristers 1822 76.55
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 8 173 130 101 101 31 14 558
Male 16 308 278 214 433 298 273 1822
Total 24 481 408 315 534 329 287 2380
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 6 159 177 124 73 19 0 0 558
Male 10 290 379 453 463 216 11 0 1822
Total 16 449 556 577 536 235 11 0 2380
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 376 100
Female senior counsel 45 11.97
Male senior counsel 331 88.03
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 261 67 328 3.9
Appellate 493 170 663 2.9
Commercial 613 187 800 3.28
Common law/personal injury 299 82 381 3.65
Criminal 367 141 508 2.6
Defamation 56 28 84 2
Environment and planning 110 59 169 1.86
Equity 515 156 671 3.3
Family law and guardianship 132 80 212 1.65
Industrial/employment 180 64 244 2.81
Inquests/inquiries 401 158 559 2.54
International 166 45 211 3.69
Public/administrative 423 171 594 2.47
Tax/revenue 108 27 135 4

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