Today, in The Times article written by Angela Rafferty QC entitled ‘We must do something to reverse the loss of female excellence at the Bar’, Angela comments on the need ‘to act positively and quickly’, as 13% of QCs are women, in contrast to approximately 48% of barristers at qualification.
At Red Lion Chambers we currently exceed the 13%, boasting a 35% proportion of female silks, soon to be 43%, with Sara Lawson, Kate Bex and Gillian Jones recently being appointed Queen’s Counsel, where they will be sworn in at the formal ceremony on 13th February 2017.
Angela is the vice-chairwoman of the Criminal Bar Association of England and Wales. Together we strive to raise standards and attract members who possess exceptional ability. We are therefore committed to ensuring equality of opportunity regardless of one’s race, nationality, social class, gender, age, disability, parental or carer status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.