Barristers who are female or from minority ethnic backgrounds remain underrepresented

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today (27 January) published a summary of the latest available diversity data for the bar.

The data showed the continuation of several longer-term trends, including increases in the proportion of practising barristers who are female, from a minority ethnic background, have primary care of a child, have a disability and/or are aged 55 or over.

Notably, there has been an increase of 3.3 percentage points (pp) in the proportion of female pupils (to 59.9 per cent) and a continued increase in the proportion of all practitioners who ar...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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