Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2414 100
Female barristers 564 23.36
Male barristers 1850 76.64
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 26 - 35 Total
Female 33 178 114 99 96 34 10 564
Male 60 318 259 242 393 327 249 1850
Total 93 496 373 341 489 361 259 2414
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 8 174 177 117 72 16 0 0 564
Male 22 307 398 442 480 189 11 1 1850
Total 30 481 575 559 552 205 11 1 2414
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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