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A legal history put to work:
B.C.'s oldest firm.

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Overview

For the past 145 years, Richards Buell Sutton has committed to providing the highest standard of service to our clients. We strive to be one of BC’s top employers. We aim to develop a supportive and nurturing culture for our staff and lawyers by encouraging a wellness-oriented environment and through a respectful, collegial, and enjoyable atmosphere. The number one criterion on our list is FIT.

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Just the facts

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

Since 2009, our lawyers and staff have proudly volunteered 1000+ hours of their time to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank

We have been a supporter of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank since 2009, and have donated over $210,000 which has allowed the Food Bank to purchase more than $600,000 worth of nutritious foods

Nearly half of our current partners articled with the firm

Number of languages spoken in the firm - 15 - Cantonese, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Tagalog

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

72% of our entire RBS staff including lawyers are female