Monthly Statistics on the Profession: October 2017

(updated as of 31 August 2017):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,628
Members with practising certificate 9,283

(out of whom, 6,894 (74%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 930
Registered foreign lawyers 1,342

(from 32 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 884

(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 82

(10 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 232
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 37