Number of lawyers in Hong Kong by profession branch 2018

This statistic displays the number of registered practicing lawyers in Hong Kong as of July 2018, by profession branch. At that time, there were nearly 1,500 qualified barristers working in Hong Kong.

Number of practicing lawyers in Hong Kong as of July 2018, by profession branch

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Release date

August 2018


Hong Kong

Survey time period

end of June and July 2018

Supplementary notes

Lawyers in Hong Kong are divided into two branches: solicitors and barristers. Solicitors have limited rights of speech in court, while barristers have unlimited rights of speech in all courts. Lawyers who are practicing within one branch are not allowed to practice within the other.

The number of solicitors given is as of the end of June 2018. The number of barristers is as of July 2018.

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