Our firm has lawyers with over 30 years of practice experience handling both litigation and solicitor’s matters for Bands, Tribes and First Nation organizations, and their members all across British Columbia.

We understand the political and legislative environments that create the challenges that our clients face. Our clients know they can count on us to provide them with a comprehensive overview of their legal positions, sound strategy that promotes their long term goals, and creative options backed with representation by experienced litigators who are familiar with both court and alternative dispute resolution options.

In addition to advising our clients on litigation strategy and representing our clients in court and during settlement negotiations we also offer expertise regarding:

  • Band/First Nation administration, bylaws, elections, and band governance
  • Economic and natural resource development for Band/First Nations and Band/First Nation corporations
  • Employment law matters
  • General counsel work for a unique band and municipal not-for-profit corporations
  • New reserve acquisitions/additions to reserves, specific claims, and treaty work
  • Forestry, road and railway rights of way litigation
  • Foreshore and water rights

RLR Opens new Courtenay Full-service Law Office at Riverwalk Centre

As one of Vancouver Island’s largest law firms, Ramsay Lampman Rhodes understands what it means to be connected to the communities we serve. This connection translates into every aspect of our law practice – and it begins with our motto: Legal Excellence, Island Values. RLR’s commitment to community is what distinguishes us from others explains…

RLR proud to support the Malaspina Choir

Ramsay Lampman Rhodes is proud to sponsor the Malaspina Choir, who has been delighting Nanaimo audiences since 1970. The Choir has performed throughout Vancouver Island, singing a wide range of repertoire from classical choral masterworks to jazz, gospel, Broadway and folk. Our own John Horn. Q.C. and former RLR lawyer Jim Vanstone (third from the…

Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club – Open House April 27th

We are proud to support the Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club – NLBC, who is hosting their third Open House of the season this Saturday, April 27th from 1pm – 4pm at the club. Their coaches and members will be on hand to introduce you to the game. For more information about the club, please visit…

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