Richards Buell Sutton LLP is BC's oldest law firm, established in 1871
Founding Member of PRAC (Pacific Rim Advisory Council)
Honoured as one of the 21 Pioneer Enterprises of the City (Centennial Celebrations of Vancouver City 1886-1986)
Managing Partner is Jeff Lowe, Q.C.
RBS is a regional firm with over 40 lawyers and 3 registered trade-mark agents
We have been university solicitors since 1908, when we helped draft the original University Act, establishing The University of British Columbia
Richards Street, downtown Vancouver, is named after Albert Norton Richards, the founding member of the firm
Albert Norton Richards was the second Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia from 1876 to 1881
In 2011 - RBS had more than 40 firm representatives volunteering at the startline of the RBC GranFondo Whistler
In 2010 - more than 75% of our firm members participated in monthly volunteer initiatives at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank
From 2009 to present, our firm has donated nearly half a million dollars in food value to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB). The GVFB maximizes contributions made by purchasing three times worth of food for every dollar donated.
Of our 17 partners - 10 articled with the firm
Number of languages spoken in the firm - 15 - Cantonese, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Kiswahili, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Sign Language (American)
20% of our firm members have been with RBS for 20 years or longer