List of Malayan law firms

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This is a list of law firms that were established prior to the independence of Malaya.

States[edit]

Penang[edit]

  • Adams and Alan, Penang (1900s)
  • Ong Huck Lim (later known as Huck Lim & Hock Soo), 16A, Ah Quee building, Beach Street, Penang, SS (1930s)
  • Hogan and Ivens, Penang and Malacca (founded by Claude Douglas Devereux Hogan and F. Burdett Ivens[1]) (1930s)
  • T. Rowan, Penang (1940)
  • Cheng Ean and Soon Chee (founded by Lim Cheng Ean and Khoo Soon Chee), (1930s)[2]
  • Hogan, Adams and Allen (formerly known as Adams and Allen (1900s)), Penang (1930s)
  • Logan & Ross, Penang (established 1874)
  • Chew Choon Poon, 5, Church Street, Penang (1940s)
  • GE Wright-Motion, Penang (1900s)
  • H. H Abdoolcader, Georgetown Chambers, 39 Beach Street, Penang (1910s)
  • Raghavan & Coy, Penang (1940s)
  • Samuel Fung, Penang and Batu Pahat (1910s to 1930s)[3][4][5]
  • S. R Groom, 2, Church Street, Penang (circa 1890s)
  • Presgrave and Clutton (founded by Edward William Presgrave and Walter Clutton in 1894 and dissolved in 1898)[6]
  • Presgrave & Matthews, Penang (established by Edward William Presgrave[7] and W. Bromhead Matthews in 1898)
  • William McNight Young, Penang (1910)[8]

Kuala Lumpur[edit]

  • Freeman & Madge, 54, Klyne Street, Kuala Lumpur (founded by ) (circa 1908)
  • Shook Lin & Bok (also known as Shook Lin & Ramani in 1930), Kuala Lumpur (established 1918)
  • Peter Chong & Co, Kuala Lumpur (circa 1930s)
  • Lovelace & Hastings (founded by W. G. Warren Hastings), Kuala Lumpur (established 1913)
  • Bannon & Bailey, Laidlaw Buildings, Java Street, Kuala Lumpur (founded by R. B. Bannon and Arnold Savage Bailey in 1920s and dissolved in 1963)[9]
  • Shearn, Delamore & Co (merger between Pooley & Co (established 1905) and Ford & Delamore (established 1922)), Kuala Lumpur (established 1938)
  • Sanders and Co, Kuala Lumpur (1920s)[10]
  • Hewgill & Day (circa 1900s)
  • Joaquim Brothers (circa 1890s)

Malacca[edit]

  • Allen & Gledhill, Malacca (1930s)
  • Goh Tiow Wan, 20, Jonker Street, (Top floor), Malacca (1930s)[11][12]
  • Rogers and Son, No. 40, First Cross Street, Malacca (1910s)
  • Sault & Co, Malacca (also once known as Sault, Keith Sellar & Co, 64, First Cross Street, Malacca) (1930s)[13][14][15][16]
  • S. G Pillay, No. 15, First Cross Street, Malacca (circa 1920s)
  • Mark Stone, 7, Heeren Street, Malacca (circa 1910s)[17][18]
  • Zehnder Bros, No. 27, Church Street, Malacca (circa 1910s)[19]

Perak[edit]

  • Byrant & Taylor (founded by Francis John Byrant in 1896), Ipoh[20][21]
  • Das & Co, Ipoh (1930s)
  • Cheang Lee & Ong, 13 Hale Street, Ipoh (1940s)
  • Gibb & Co (formerly known as Gibb & Hope), Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Penang (established 1892)
  • Maxwell Kenion Cowdy & Jones (merger between Maxwell & Kenion (established 1905), and Cowdy & Jones (established 1913)), Ipoh
  • Wreford and Thornton, Ipoh (circa 1910)[22]
  • J Dunford-Wood, Ipoh (circa 1920)
  • Presgrave, Matthews and Maxwell, Ipoh (1900s)

Johor[edit]

  • M. Ismail, 38, Jalan Ibrahim, Johor Bahru (1930s)
  • S.C Goho, No. 8, Jalan Petrie, Muar (1920s)[23][24]

Negeri Sembilan[edit]

  • Ernest Jeff, 5, Cameron Street, Seremban (1930s)[25][26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Straits Times, 8 April 1929, Page 12 - DEATH OF MR. IVENS. - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19290408-1.2.95.aspx
  2. ^ The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 18 March 1936, Page 3 - COMMISSIONERS FOR OATHS - http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19360318-1.2.31.aspx
  3. ^ The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 13 May 1916, Page 7 F.M.S Bar - A Chinese Member - http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19160513-1.2.46.aspx
  4. ^ The Straits Times, 11 August 1928, Page 10 - Solicitor Suspended - http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19280811-1.2.84.aspx
  5. ^ Public Notices - In the State of Johor - http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19370311-1.2.4.4.aspx
  6. ^ The Straits Times, 25 February 1930, Page 19 - MR. E. W. PRESGRAVE. - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19300225-1.2.119.aspx
  7. ^ The Straits Times, 27 February 1930, Page 12 - A GREAT BARRISTER - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19300227-1.2.65.aspx
  8. ^ The Straits Times, 26 March 1919, Page 9 - Death of William McKnight Young - http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19190326-1.2.42.aspx
  9. ^ Notice - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19300422-1.2.15.5.aspx
  10. ^ The Straits Times, 28 April 1925, Page 8 - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19250428-1.2.38.aspx
  11. ^ The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 27 November 1931, Page 7 - MALACCA NEWS -http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19311127-1.2.35.aspx
  12. ^ The Straits Times, 14 November 1932, Page 5 - Page 5 Advertisements Column 3 - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19321114-1.2.21.3.aspx
  13. ^ The Straits Times, 28 February 1957, Page 5 - FATAL CRASH MAN 'HAD A BLACK-OUT' - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19570228-1.2.70.aspx
  14. ^ The Straits Times, 19 March 1957, Page 7 - Lawyer is cleared of deaths charge - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19570319-1.2.103.aspx
  15. ^ The Straits Times, 4 February 1967, Page 16 - $200 FINE FOR ASSAULT ON LAWYER - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19670204-1.2.95.aspx
  16. ^ The Straits Times, 1 June 1964, Page 16- http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19640601-1.2.113.2.aspx
  17. ^ The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 8 August 1912, Page 93 - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19120808-1.2.85.aspx
  18. ^ The Straits Times, 3 September 1915, Page 9 - Page 9 Advertisements Column 2 - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19150903-1.2.60.2.aspx
  19. ^ http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19240328-1.2.12.2.aspx
  20. ^ Ipoh: When Tin was King - By Tak Ming Ho - https://books.google.com/books?id=p4jCQh1l78gC&lpg=PT139&ots=YMnWuXsXm4&dq=%22bryant%20and%20taylor%22%20ipoh&pg=PT138#v=onepage&q=%22bryant%20and%20taylor%22%20ipoh&f=false
  21. ^ Generations: The Story of Batu Gajah - By Tak Ming Ho - https://books.google.com/books?id=5FZCm9DKe1QC&lpg=PA155&ots=BQJD6677Ci&dq=%22bryant%20and%20taylor%22%20ipoh&pg=PA155#v=onepage&q&f=false
  22. ^ The Straits Times, 7 May 1917, Page 8 - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19170507-1.2.22.aspx
  23. ^ The Straits Times, 3 September 1931, Page 4 - Page 4 Advertisements Column 5 - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19310903-1.2.5.5.aspx
  24. ^ The Straits Times, 26 July 1948, Page 5 - Mr. S.C. Goho Dies In Calcutta - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19480726-1.2.57.aspx
  25. ^ The Straits Times, 7 August 1938, Page 3 - Seremban Europeans Marry - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19380807-1.2.36.aspx
  26. ^ The Straits Times, 14 October 1966, Page 11 - His photo was airdropped to bandits during the crisis - http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19661014-1.2.86.aspx

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