31 March 2015

Queen's Counsel statistics

Barristers of at least ten years' Call can apply to the Queen's Counsel Appointments Panel, who select on the basis of excellence in advocacy in the higher courts.

Self-employed Queen's Counsel

        

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010 

2011 

2012 

Self-employed Queen's Counsel

1,278

1,223

1,273

1,318

 1,397

 1,486

 1,518

Self-employed Queen's Counsel by gender

                       

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010 

2011

2012 

Male

1,160

1,107

1,146

1,179

 1,245

 1,310

 1,327

Female

118

116

127

139

 152

 176

 187

 

Self-employed Queen's Counsel by ethnicity

       

 2006

2007

2008

2009

 2010

 2011

 2012

BME

46

44

49

57

 68

 78

 83

White

1,169

1,120

1,166

1,207

 1,273

 1,347

 1,376

No data

63

59

58

54

 56

 61

 59