Monthly Statistics on the Profession: August 2018

(updated as of 30 June 2018):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,957
Members with practising certificate 9,585

(out of whom, 7,169 (75%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,154
Registered foreign lawyers 1,505

(from 34 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 903

(47% are sole proprietorships and 41% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 23 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 83

(14 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,156
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 446
Solicitor Advocates 54

(49 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 233
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 38