Monthly Statistics on the Profession: April 2018

(updated as of 28 February 2018):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,791
Members with practising certificate 9,367

(out of whom, 7,051 (75%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,182
Registered foreign lawyers 1,479

(from 33 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 892

(47% are sole proprietorships and 41% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 21 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 85

(14 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,107
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 446
Solicitor Advocates 51

(46 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 187
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 37