About the survey

The 2011 survey of the Bar gave practising barristers the opportunity to describe their current work situation and future career plans, and give their views about their life at work and their profession.

This is the first in a planned series of biennial surveys, and as such gives not only a fascinating insight into barristers’ working lives, but also a baseline which will enable changes over time to be tracked. 

The response rate

Around half of practising barristers were asked to participate. Just under 3,000 did so, representing a response rate of 38 per cent.

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See the full list of previous Barristers' Working Lives reports and analyses