Monthly Statistics on the Profession: October 2018

(updated as of 31 October 2018):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 11,156
Members with practising certificate 9,793

(out of whom, 7,226 (74%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,088
Registered foreign lawyers 1,557

(from 33 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 909

(47% are sole proprietorships and 42% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 31 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 86

(15 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,196
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 447
Solicitor Advocates 63

(58 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 289
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 39