Monthly statistics

Monthly Statistics on the Profession (updated as of 31 August 2021)

Members (with or without Practising Certificate)

12,581

Members with Practising Certificate

11,016 
(out of whom 7,924 (72%) are in private practice)

Trainee Solicitors

980

Registered Foreign Lawyers

1,495
(from 33 jurisdictions)

Hong Kong Law Firms

941
(47% are sole proprietorships and 42% are firms with 2 to 5 partners, 52 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)

Registered Foreign Law Firms

85 
(from 22 jurisdictions, 15 are limited liability partnerships formed pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Ordinance)

Civil Celebrants of Marriages

2,148
Reverse Mortgage Counsellors 404

Solicitor Advocates

84
(78 in civil proceedings, 6 in criminal proceedings)

Student Members

204

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

37

Historical Statistics
 Admission of solicitors 2011—2020
 
 
 
 
  Solicitors holding practising certificates 2011—2020 
 
 
 
 
 
 Years of admission - solicitors holding a 2020 practising certificate
 
 
 
 
 Gender ratio – Solicitors holding a practising certificate (2014 – 2020)
 
 
 
 
 
 Gender ratio – Trainee solicitors 2015 – 2020
 
 
 
 
 Gender ratio – Partners 2015 – 2020
 
 
 
 
 
Size of solicitors’ firms and number of trainee solicitors in 2020