Barristers: help change the face of the Bar

Around half of all barristers have been asked to take part in the 2013 Barristers’ Working Lives’ survey. Commissioned by the Bar Standards Board and the Bar Council, the second in a series of biennial studies of life as a barrister asks a wide variety of questions about barristers’ professional lives as well as their future career plans.


The results of the independent survey present a panoramic picture of the Bar as a whole. For Chambers, it provides valuable baseline data as a benchmark for measurement against the wider profession, and to inform training schemes. Data from the previous survey, in 2011, prompted the Bar Standards Board to create new equality and diversity rules around Chambers’ monitoring requirements.

Those chosen will receive an email inviting them to complete the survey online, which takes just 15 minutes. For those participants preferring to respond by post, a paper version of the survey will be sent to them shortly after.

If you are one of the barristers who have been chosen to contribute as part of a representative sample, please take the time to complete the survey.

For further information please contact the Bar Standards Board Research Team at Research@barstandardsboard.org.uk

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