Monthly Statistics on the Profession: May 2018

(updated as of 31 March 2018):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,844
Members with practising certificate 9,451

(out of whom, 7,105 (75%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,179
Registered foreign lawyers 1,506

(from 34 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 893

(47% are sole proprietorships and 42% 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 2,107
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 446
Solicitor Advocates 54

(49 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 213
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 37