"Call" is the date at which barristers are formally recognised
to have passed the vocational stage of training and have been
called to the Bar by their Inn of Court. Barristers are often
referred to by the year of their "year of Call" which is calculated
on the same date.
* Please note that our statistics on the age of barristers
practising at the Bar are not directly comparable between 2015 and
earlier years. This is due to us improving the way in which we
obtained this information from barristers from 2015.
Securing "tenancy" means being accepted as a permanent member of
chambers, traditionally upon completion of pupillage. Barristers
normally secure tenancy in the set where they completed their
pupillage, although it is also possible to apply elsewhere.
**Please note that reporting mechanisms have changed over the
past years. As a result of sourcing from various data streams and
the implementation of more robust quality assurance structures some
numbers may vary from previous publications.