Monthly Statistics on the Profession: June 2017

(updated as of 30 April 2017):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,483
Members with practising certificate 9,116

(out of whom, 6,881 (75%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,050
Registered foreign lawyers 1,371

(from 32 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 876

(48% are sole proprietorships and 41% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 13 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 81

(10 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,075
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 49

(44 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 202
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 37