On 1 May 1963, John Skrine and his like-minded partners Stanley Peddie, Peter Mooney, William Donald Bewsher and Chin Yoong Chong founded Skrine & Co, guided by the belief that integrity is the cornerstone of the practice of law. Together, they built the firm by taking care of its people and delivering the highest levels of service to clients, all the while anchored to the tenets of justice and dedication.
This ethos attracted some of the best legal minds in Malaysia, which in turn resulted in a blue-chip client list and the respect of peers. The firm flourished and grew, and with that came global recognition from clients and firms around the world.
Skrine & Co. became simply known as Skrine on 1 January 2000.
Today, the firm is one of the oldest, largest and most awarded legal firms in the country with a sterling global reputation and a wide range of highly-regarded practice groups to meet the increasingly diverse needs of clients. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the development of legal minds and the improvement of the community in which we live.
In an increasingly borderless and competitive world, where the law is challenged in new ways daily, Skrine remains resolutely committed to its founding principles: Wisdom. Fortitude. Ingenuity.