Female barristers’ pay remains behind male counterparts, BSB finds

Income differences are ‘particularly marked’ when looking at gender and ethnicity together, with female barristers from minority ethnic backgrounds being the lowest earning group 

Female barristers are likely to earn less than male barristers while those from minority ethnic backgrounds are likely to earn less than White barristers, a new report from the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found. 

It found that this holds true when looking at the income of barristers practising within the same area of law, within the same parts of the country, and amongst those with similar seniority in terms of years of practice.

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