Momentum Measures Report

20 July 2015

Momentum Measures Report - July 2015 (PDF, 457 KB)

The Bar Council's Momentum Measures report was commissioned by the Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee in 2014. The Committee was particularly interested in understanding when the profession might reflect the population profile of England and Wales, in line with the Committee's aspiration to deliver 'a profession representative of all, for all'. 

Momentum Measures look at data sets over a historical period to establish when - at the rate of change established - we might expect to secure parity between different groups. 

Historical data is only available on gender and ethnicity and we have therefore focussed only on these areas in this report. The Bar Council collects data on other protected characteristics but sufficient data is not yet available to enable meaningful modelling on other strands.