Monthly Statistics on the Profession: February 2017

(updated as of 31 December 2016):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,345
Members with practising certificate 9,076

(out of whom, 6,734 (74%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,036
Registered foreign lawyers 1,358

(from 32 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 870

(48% are sole proprietorships and 40% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 10 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 81

(11 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,086
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 48

(43 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 406
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 36