Monthly statistics

Monthly Statistics on the Profession (updated as of 31 October 2022)

Members (with or without Practising Certificate)

13,061

Members with Practising Certificate

11,375
(out of whom 7,917 (70%) are in private practice)

Trainee Solicitors

933

Registered Foreign Lawyers

1,438
(from 33 jurisdictions)

Hong Kong Law Firms

934
(47% are sole proprietorships and   42% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 53 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)

Registered Foreign Law Firms

81
(from 22 jurisdictions, 15 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)

Civil Celebrants of Marriages

2,121
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 403

Solicitor Advocates

91
(85 in civil proceedings, 6 in criminal proceedings)

Student Members

223

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

36

Members of Association of China-Appointed Attesting Officers Limited

440
Members of Hong Kong Society of Notaries 392
Historical Statistics
 Admission of solicitors 2012—2021
 
 
 
 
  Solicitors holding practising certificates 2012—2021 
 
 
 
 
 
 Years of admission - solicitors holding a 2021 practising certificate
 
 
 
 
 Gender ratio – Solicitors holding a practising certificate (2014 – 2021)
 
 
 
 
 
 Gender ratio – Trainee solicitors 2016 – 2021
 
 
 
 
 Gender ratio – Partners 2016 – 2021
 
 
 
 
 
Size of solicitors’ firms and number of trainee solicitors in 2021