Monthly Statistics on the Profession – September 2016

(updated as of 31 July 2016):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,119
Members with practising certificate 8,836
(out of whom, 6,661 (75%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 939
Registered foreign lawyers 1,323 (from 32 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 870 (48% are sole proprietorships and 41% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 4 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 76 (7 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,105
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 39 (34 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 240
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 33