Monthly Statistics on the Profession: November 2017

(updated as of 30 September 2017):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,661
Members with practising certificate 9,321

(out of whom, 6,886 (74%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 835
Registered foreign lawyers 1,358

(from 32 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 886

(48% are sole proprietorships and 41% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 16 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 83

(11 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,081
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 445
Solicitor Advocates 49

(44 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 250
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 38