Monthly Statistics on the Profession: August 2017

(updated as of 30 June 2017):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,558
Members with practising certificate 9,205

(out of whom, 6,896 (75%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,045
Registered foreign lawyers 1,358

(from 32 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 880

(48% are sole proprietorships and 41% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 15 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 80

(9 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,084
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 49

(44 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 213
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 36