Monthly Statistics on the Profession: August 2018

(updated as of 31 July 2018):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,997
Members with practising certificate 9,631

(out of whom, 7,159 (74%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,110
Registered foreign lawyers 1,488

(from 33 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 904

(47% are sole proprietorships and 42% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 24 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 85

(15 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 240
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 38