Monthly Statistics on the Profession: December 2017

(updated as of 31 October 2017):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,732
Members with practising certificate 9,398

(out of whom, 6,909 (74%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 889
Registered foreign lawyers 1,390

(from 34 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 890

(47% are sole proprietorships and 42% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 18 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 84

(12 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,081
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 49

(44 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 299
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 39