Monthly Statistics on the Profession: January 2017

(updated as of 30 November 2016):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,327
Members with practising certificate 9,061

(out of whom, 6,718 (74%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 985
Registered foreign lawyers 1,353

(from 32 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 869

(48% are sole proprietorships and 41% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 10 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 80

(10 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 322
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 35