Monthly Statistics on the Profession: January 2018

(updated as of 31 January 2018):

Members (with or without practising certificate) 11,246
Members with practising certificate 9,757

(out of whom, 7,413 (76%) are in private practice)
Trainee Solicitors 1,239
Registered foreign lawyers 1,602

(from 33 jurisdictions)
Hong Kong law firms 920

(46% are sole proprietorships and 43% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 37 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Registered foreign law firms 85

(15 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)
Civil Celebrants 2,187
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 448
Solicitor Advocates 63

(58 in civil proceedings, 5 in criminal proceedings)
Student Members 260
Registered Associations between Hong Kong law firms and registered foreign law firms (including Mainland law firms) 39