In 1962, Messrs. Woo Po Shing and William Kwan Cheuk Yin founded "Woo & Kwan".
In April 1973, Messrs. Charles Lee Yeh Kwong and Stephen Lo Chi Nang founded "Charles Lee & Stephen Lo"
In November 1973, the four named solicitors decided to pool their resources, connections and talents together and on a shake of hands, founded "Woo Kwan Lee & Lo".
Over the years, the firm has grown from a complement of less than 50 consisting of solicitors and other staff, to over 300, and from occupying half a floor in Jardine House to the present 2 offices in Hong Kong and an office in Beijing . The firm now has more than 70 lawyers including 26 partners, 10 consultants and 40 assistant solicitors providing a complete range of legal services for large commercial entities as well as individuals through its three major departments (corporate and commercial, conveyancing, and litigation) and its PRC Division.
This rapid growth could not have been achieved without the unstinting support of clients whose loyalty to the firm, through thick and thin, is unmatched anywhere and in any profession. It was therefore necessary to reciprocate by expanding not only staff but also the various services required by these clients.
The policy of expanding with clients became and is the paramount policy of the firm. Our clients, both local and from the mainland, were attracted by this policy of "client's interest first" as well as the range and expertise of services offered.
Of equal importance is the policy of encouraging partners and other staff to participate in public service in Hong Kong as a result of which the firm has its presence in all levels of Government and community services.