Monthly Statistics on the Profession: June 2018

(updated as of 30 April 2018):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,897
Members with practising certificate 9,515

(out of whom, 7,141 (75%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,168
Registered foreign lawyers 1,504

(from 33 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 898

(47% are sole proprietorships and 41% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 21 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 2,156
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 446
Solicitor Advocates 54

(49 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 226
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 38