Monthly Statistics on the Profession: January 2018

(updated as of 30 November 2017):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,783
Members with practising certificate 9,447

(out of whom, 6,939 (73%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,071
Registered foreign lawyers 1,416

(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 85

(13 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,082
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 49

(44 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 306
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 39