Monthly Statistics on the Profession: March 2017

(updated as of 31 January 2017):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,360
Members with practising certificate 8,931

(out of whom, 6,828 (76%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,049
Registered foreign lawyers 1,347

(from 32 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 871

(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 81

(11 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,076
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 48

(43 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 71
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 36