Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2433 100
Female barristers 584 24
Male barristers 1849 76
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 5 170 138 105 117 34 15 584
Male 2 292 284 221 450 302 298 1849
Total 7 462 422 326 567 336 313 2433
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 5 154 179 149 71 25 0 0 584
Male 10 271 382 454 461 249 21 1 1849
Total 15 425 561 603 532 274 21 1 2433
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 397 100
Female senior counsel 49 12.34
Male senior counsel 348 87.66
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 269 73 342 3.68
Appellate 512 180 692 2.84
Commercial 628 195 823 3.22
Common law/personal injury 307 84 391 3.65
Criminal 381 150 531 2.54
Defamation 58 29 87 2
Environment and planning 113 60 173 1.88
Equity 529 161 690 3.29
Family law and guardianship 137 86 223 1.59
Industrial/employment 183 65 248 2.82
Inquests/inquiries 415 166 581 2.5
International 170 46 216 3.7
Public/administrative 432 178 610 2.43
Tax/revenue 113 28 141 4.04

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