Data on Diversity at the Bar - From BTPC students to Silk

Gary Steel made this Freedom of Information request to General Council of the Bar
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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear General Council of the Bar

My name is Gary Steel and I am writing to you today to make a Freedom of Information request.

The information I would like is:

1. The data on the gender and ethnic diversity of BTPC student 2015, 16 and 17;

2. The data on the gender and ethnic diversity of Pupillage's granted in 2015, 16 and 17; and

3. The data on the gender and ethnic diversity of application for and appointment of Queen's Counsel in 2015, 16 and 17

I require this information to assist in the writing of my Masters' dissertation.

Yours faithfully

Gary Steel

Sam Forman, General Council of the Bar

Thank you for your email.

I have now left the Bar Council. Please direct any queries to John Earl, [email address]

Regards,
Sam Forman

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John Earl, General Council of the Bar

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Ben Margerison,

Hi Gary,

Thanks for your email. I can't put together the data on pupillage for 2015/16 or 2016/17 yet, but will get back to you on that as soon as possible. In the meantime, here is the data for points 1. and 3.

1. BPTC data

Year of enrolment
Gender 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Female 773 746 789
Male 729 652 611
Not provided 1
Grand Total 1502 1399 1400

Year of enrolment
Ethnic background 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Asian/Asian British 595 640 614
Black/Black British 123 90 102
Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups 60 51 68
Other ethnic group 43 34 32
White 608 479 512
Not provided 73 105 72
Grand Total 1502 1399 1400

2. Pupillage.

Data for 2014/15 can be found on our website at:
https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/med...

3. QC data. This is a snapshot taken in December of the given year.

QC Statistics

Dec-14 Dec-15 Dec-16
Male 1434 1415 1444
Female 218 212 229
No data 9 0 1
Total 1661 1627 1674

Dec-14 Dec-15 Dec-16
White 1498 1471 1509
BME 104 102 108
No Data 59 54 57
Total 1661 1627 1674

Many Thanks,

Ben

Ben Margerison
Research Team | Policy and Strategy Department
Bar Standards Board
E: [email address]
T: 0207 611 1384

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Ben Margerison,

Please find the data on pupillages commenced in each legal year by ethnicity and gender below. Apologies for the lateness.

Ethnicity Grouped 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
BAME 72 69 64
White 355 340 257
No information 6 10 16
Prefer not to say 2 3 3
Grand Total 435 422 340

Gender 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Female 221 204 190
Male 213 217 150
Unknown 1 1
Grand Total 435 422 340

Many Thanks,

Ben

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