Monthly Statistics on the Profession: March 2018

(updated as of 31 January 2018):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,752
Members with practising certificate 9,299

(out of whom, 7,021 (76%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,176
Registered foreign lawyers 1,458

(from 34 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 894

(48% 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 85

(14 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,110
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 446
Solicitor Advocates 51

(46 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 176
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 38