A breakdown of the Bar

  • Numbers of students applying for pupillage

    VS

    numbers who secured pupillage (2020)

     2,142 206

    Source:
    LawCareers.Net
    Record number of aspiring barristers enrol on bar course’

    Data obtained from the BSB (30 June 2020)

  • Ethnic breakdown of pupil barristers

     White Bame

    Source:
    LawCareers.Net
    BSB statistics on BAME attainment: “Diversity at the Bar 2019’

  • Ethnic breakdown of BAME pupil barristers (2019)

     Asian Mixed Ethnic background Black

    Source:
    LawCareers.Net
    BSB statistics on BAME attainment: "Diversity at the Bar 2019"

  • Percentage of employed disabled people of working age

    VS

    percentage of disabled barristers (2019)

     28 13

    Source:
    BSB statistics on BAME attainment: "Diversity at the Bar 2019"

  • Pupil barristers declaring their Educational background (educated in the UK)

     Independent school State school

    Source:
    BSB statistics on BAME attainment: "Diversity at the Bar 2019"

  • Pupil barristers declaring their sexual orientation

     Heterosexual LGBTQIA+

    Source:
    BSB statistics on BAME attainment: "Diversity at the Bar 2019"

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