28 August 2016

Queen's Counsel statistics

Barristers at the self-employed and employed Bar can apply to be appointed as Queen's Counsel (QC). They are considered as experts in their field, generally with a minimum of 15 years' practice. When a barrister is appointed as a QC this is known informally as "taking silk" because of their entitlement to wear black silk gowns in court instead of standard court dress.

 

 

Self -employed Queen 's Counsel

 

 

 

Self -employed Queen 's Counsel - Gender 

 

 

 

 Self -employed Queen 's Counsel - Ethnicity

 

 

 Self -employed Queen 's Counsel - Age

* 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.

 

 

Employed Queen's Counsel

 

 

 Employed Queen 's Counsel - Gender

 

 

 Employed Queen 's Counsel - Ethnicity

 

 

 Employed Queen 's Counsel - Age

* 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.

**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.