Monthly Statistics on the Profession: November 2016

(updated as of 30 September 2016):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,203
Members with practising certificate 8,932

(out of whom, 6,657 (75%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 773
Registered foreign lawyers 1,331

(from 32 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 872

(49% are sole proprietorships and 40% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 10 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 78

(8 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,065
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 48

(43 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 267
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 34