Monthly Statistics on the Profession: February 2018

(updated as of 30 November 2017):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,798
Members with practising certificate 9,463

(out of whom, 6,951 (73%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,156
Registered foreign lawyers 1,433

(from 34 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 892

(47% are sole proprietorships and 42% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 19 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 84

(14 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,118
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 51

(46 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 321
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 38