Criminal barristers suffered the largest fall in income

A report published by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) today (7 February 2022) revealed barristers’ pay has dropped post-pandemic, while pay gaps persist for female barristers and those from minority ethnic backgrounds, who are likely to earn less than white, male barristers.

The report updates a previous BSB analysis on barristers’ income by gender and ethnicity and builds on previous research by considering a wider range of factors linked to income, such as seniority and location, and compares pre and post pandemic income levels.

Its findings hold true when looking...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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