Statistics

Practising barristers Number %
All barristers 2399 100
Female barristers 594 24.76
Male barristers 1803 75.16
Seniority (in years) < 1 1 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16 - 25 26 - 35 36 - Total
Female 14 168 143 92 122 39 16 594
Male 39 286 277 212 428 286 275 1803
Total 54 454 421 304 550 325 291 2399
Ages (in years) <= 29 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90+ Total
Female 6 163 174 151 74 26 0 0 594
Male 11 295 380 431 424 245 17 0 1803
Total 17 458 555 583 498 271 17 0 2399
Senior counsel (QC or SC) Number %
All senior counsel 380 100
Female senior counsel 52 13.68
Male senior counsel 328 86.32
Practice Area Male Female Total M:F Ratio
Alternative dispute resolution 282 75 358 3.76
Appellate 542 189 731 2.87
Commercial 659 209 869 3.15
Common law/personal injury 328 92 420 3.57
Criminal 404 158 563 2.56
Defamation 62 31 93 2
Environment and planning 119 60 179 1.98
Equity 557 171 728 3.26
Family law and guardianship 138 87 226 1.59
Industrial/employment 191 67 259 2.85
Inquests/inquiries 437 171 608 2.56
International 174 48 223 3.63
Public/administrative 455 184 640 2.47
Tax/revenue 115 29 144 3.97