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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)

Vancouver office Managing Partner is Jeff Lowe, Q.C., and Surrey office Managing Partner is Angela Spanjers

RBS is a regional firm with over 40 lawyers and 4 registered Trademark 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

From 2009 - 2019, our lawyers and staff have proudly volunteered 1000+ hours of their time and donated over $210,000.00 to the Vancouver Food Bank allowing for the purchase over $600,000.00 worth of nutritious food to those in need

Nearly half of our current partners articled with the firm

Number of languages spoken in the firm - 20 - Cantonese, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog and Ukrainian

16% of our firm members have been with RBS for 20 years or longer

75% of our entire RBS staff including lawyers is female

In 2020, we merged with Manthorpe Law Offices and opened a second office in Surrey, BC

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