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700 - 401 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5A1
Direct: 604.661.9227
Fax: 604.688.3830


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Direct: 604.661.9276
Fax: 604.688.3830

D. Scott Lamb, Associate Counsel

Scott is the head of our Construction Law Group and practises with the Intellectual Property Group.  Prior to joining Richards Buell Sutton LLP in 2000, Scott practised law with a national law firm in Toronto.  His legal expertise has led him to become a prolific author, editor, lecturer, and media interviewee on a variety of legal topics. 

Scott is both a lawyer and registered trade-mark agent.

Representative Client Work


  • Acts for national and major local real estate development companies, contractors and material suppliers as well as construction consultants and architects
  • Construction disputes and litigation, including builders' liens
  • Construction contracts, including negotiation and drafting


  • Negotiated $92 million construction contract for major downtown Vancouver residential development
  • Successfully resolved litigation involving over $3 million worth of liens and disputes for a master plan residential community in the lower mainland of British Columbia

Intellectual Property

  • Acts for variety of intellectual property owners from large institutions to small entrepreneurs
  • Intellectual property disputes and litigation, with an emphasis on trade-mark and copyright matters
  • licensing and contractual matters involving intellectual property


  • Supervised international patent and license litigation
  • Acted as counsel for national retailer in trade-mark infringement cases
  • Acted as counsel in successful Federal Court of Appeal trademark infringement case


  • Act as counsel for companies and organizations in privacy investigations and complaints before the BC Privacy Commissioner
  • Provide advice and draft privacy policies, contracts compliance procedures, freedom of information requests and related issues


  • Acted on behalf of a technology company concerning a privacy complaint before the BC Privacy Commissioner
  • Advised national and international companies and organizations with respect to Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Scott is accredited by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Intellectual Property Insititute of Canada (IPIC) as authorized to speak on their behalf as part of the Bank of Speakers initiative to heighten awareness of intellectual property in the business community.
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Consulting Editor (Features Editor, 2002-2012), Canadian International Lawyer journal - sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Member, Canadian Bar Association - National Executive of the International Law Section
  • Past Chairman, Canadian Bar Association - International Law Section (BC Branch) 


  • Member, National Policy Committee, Conservative Party of Canada, 2012-2013
  • Participant, St. Georges Christmas Hamper Drive
  • Supporter, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
  • Presenter, CLE-TV: Intellectual Property Law: Trade-marks Update 2015
  • Presenter, Canadian Bar Association Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section Meeting: Copyright Update, May 2015
  • Lecturer, BC Institute of Technology (BCIT). Internet and Intellectual Property course, (2001-2002)
  • National Council, Conservative Party of Canada, 2013-2015
  • Vice-Chairman and Director, St. Georges School Society, 2008-2015
  • President, St. Georges Old Boys Association, 2008-2010
  • President, Director and Executive Member, North Vancouver Conservative Party Electoral District Association, 2008-2015