Full Time Legal Administrative Assistant

At Digby Leigh & Company we believe there is a different way of practicing the law. We are committed to constantly seek out and implement new, better ways of doing things rather than be content with our industry’s status quo. Our desire for change drives the way we treat our clients and each other and the role we collectively play within the legal community. We’re unafraid to rethink how we work, the way we hire, and even where we work choosing to grow our firm in the vibrant community of Edgemont Village in North Vancouver.

We are an experienced law firm made up of more than just our founder and senior members. Our success depends on our entire team coming together. Our collaborative nature and transparent ways spread and breed experience amongst the Digby Leigh & Company team. To us, experience is only truly valuable if it is shared.

We are humans first and lawyers second. We believe in smiles and humanity before business and handshakes. At the end of the day, we are people helping people.

Our firm is currently seeking a full time Legal Administrative Assistant to join our Estate team. The successful candidate will possess strong computer skills, organizational skills and attention to detail. This position also requires a client service approach with the ability to build and maintain relationships. Above all else, we are looking for an individual who is excited about the law and administration, generates positive energy, has a can-do attitude, a strong work ethic and most importantly, has passion for what they are doing.

We would welcome an application from a star candidate who is a fast learner and driven to become a fantastic legal administrative assistant. Even though you may not have much experience under your belt as of yet, we are willing to teach and mentor the right individual who is a “fit” for our firm and possesses the above described necessary skill sets.

If this opportunity sounds like it would be a good fit for you, please send your resume with cover letter to our Office Manager, Wendy Allan at wallan@leighco.ca. Be creative and show your personality. We want to know about you, not just about your qualifications!

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

10 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

On Wednesday November 21st we will be hosting industry experts from RBC, FranNet, and Franchise 101 as they share their insights into key considerations to explore before buying a franchise. Space is limited so if you are interested in attending please RSVP to either adrian.sheriff@rbc.com or arran.mofrad@rbc.com to reserve your spot.


UPDATE: POSITION FILLED - Full Time Client Services Assistant

We are currently looking to add a full time member to our administrative team.

Are you a positive person who enjoys interacting with people in a dynamic, energized team environment?  Do you get excited about organization, administration and multi-colored post-it notes?  Do you embrace challenges, have a can-do attitude and a strong work ethic?  Are you passionate about client service and delivering an exceptional client experience?  If so, then you might be Digby Leigh & Company’s next exceptional hire!

Digby Leigh & Company is located in the Edgemont Commons building in the community of Edgemont Village, North Vancouver.  Approachable, friendly and conveniently located, we are not your stereotypical law firm.  What truly makes us different is our approach to company culture.  Our shared set of beliefs, values and practices provides the infrastructure for our firm.  We have amazing people working here who truly enjoy each other, working hard and having fun.  Our team of accomplished lawyers bring years of downtown, large firm experience to the North Shore, practicing business law at the highest level.  In addition to our core focus of business law, we also have a complimentary practice in wills & estates and real estate.

We are currently seeking a full time Client Services Assistant.  As part of the administrative team, you will have shared responsibility for both reception duties and the daily administrative operations of our firm, including accounting/bookkeeping related tasks.

This role is best suited for someone who:

  • has a team oriented approach but can also work independently;
  • relishes the challenge of handling a wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks in a fast paced environment while maintaining a calm demeanor;
  • is dedicated to providing outstanding client service;
  • has the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.

This role requires:

  • exceptional attention to detail and determination to get things right;
  • strong organization and time management skills;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • high level of proficiency with MS Office programs;
  • knowledge of Esilaw (or similar accounting program) as well as knowledge of accounting principles and accounts payable/receivable is preferable.

If this opportunity sounds like it would be a good fit for you, please send your resume with cover letter to our Office Manager, Wendy Allan at wallan@leighco.ca.  Be creative and show your personality.  We want to know about you, not just about your qualifications!

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Experienced Corporate Lawyer

Digby Leigh & Company is seeking an experienced corporate lawyer who is interested in developing their corporate commercial solicitor’s practice on the North Shore.  You might not know that much about us, but we know you will really understand what we are up to after one visit to our office. We are extremely excited about what we have built over our 13 years in business. We have a team of accomplished lawyers that bring years of downtown, large firm experience to the North Shore, practicing business law at the highest level; and we get to work everyday with amazing people in a beautiful building located in the thriving community of Edgemont Village with what we consider to be the best rooftop patio on the North Shore!

Digby Leigh & Company is a firm built on entrepreneurial spirit and a belief that there is a better way to practice the law.  We provide the unique opportunity to work on challenging, high quality corporate commercial files in an approachable and inclusive environment.  We practice in a client-first, non-silo format and are looking for a candidate who will use this platform and the incredible client relationships that Digby Leigh & Company has to blend a practice of their own that aligns with the vision, mission and values of the firm.  One of the things that truly makes Digby Leigh & Company different is our approach to company culture.  Our shared set of beliefs, values and practices provides the infrastructure for our firm.  We believe in finding fulfillment through a combination of hard work mixed with liberal doses of fun. 

We are seeking a candidate who would embrace taking on a high level of responsibility over and above just practicing law; you should be excited about supporting the firm’s community initiatives, growing and maintaining the firm’s positive reputation in our business community, taking accountability for and managing a team within the firm’s ecosystem and ultimately becoming a partner of Digby Leigh & Company.

If this resonates with you, send us an email to set up a visit.  Please email wallan@leighco.ca.

2018 Y.E.S. Talks

Digby Leigh & Company is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our 5th annual Y.E.S. Talks event June 7th at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. 

Y.E.S. Talks aims to provide people in business with streetwise/practical ideas that they can immediately incorporate into their businesses. We hope you can join us for an action packed afternoon as our four speakers deliver talks highlighting their own entrepreneurial stories that will focus around delivering actionable takeaways for the participants.

This year's speaker lineup includes:










  • Attendees begin to arrive and light lunch served until first speaker/opening remarks;
  • 2 Speakers, 20-25 minutes each;
  • 20 minute fireside chat style Q&A with both speakers and moderator;
  • 20 minute break/email catch-up/mingle session;
  • 2 Speakers, 20-25 minutes each;
  • 20 minute fireside chat style Q&A with both speakers and moderator;
  • Closing remarks; and
  • Reception w/ cash bar.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.yestalks.org

Early bird tickets $79 +GST (early bird price until May 7th)
Regular price tickets $89 +GST (after May 7th)

We hope to see you there!

20th Annual NVCC Business Excellence Awards

This past Thursday DL&C had the pleasure of hosting the champagne reception at the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for the 20th consecutive year. This opportunity to support local businesses and entrepreneurs in our home community here on the North Shore is something we look forward to each year. Our congratulations to all of the winners!

Full details on each winner and their respective business can be found on the chamber's website here.

As in years past there were six award categories including:

  • Community Contribution
  • Innovation
  • Service Excellence
  • Young Entrepreneur
  • Business Person of the the Year
  • Business of the Year 

A Lawyer's Right Hand

Our very own Nabila Lalani was recently featured in Capilano University’s 2018/2019 Viewbook as the Student Representative for the Faculty of Business and Professional Studies. A strong advocate for higher education, Nabila hopes to pave the way for future generations by creating greater and more affordable access to academic resources. Read on for Nabila’s full story.

Ever since taking Law 12 in high school, Nabila Lalani had a fascination with the legal profession. Pondering the next steps in her career as she earned her undergraduate degree in criminology, she discovered Capilano’s Paralegal program.
“I really enjoyed the intellectual challenge,” Nabila says. “That together with the exceptional faculty members were what allowed me to flourish.”
Now, as a paralegal in Digby Leigh & Company’s real estate department, Nabila plays an integral role in day to day operations — working closely with the lawyers, drafting and reviewing documents, and communicating with clients and outside counsel.
Being able to help clients through an exciting time in their lives — like purchasing their first home — makes all the hard work worth it.
“The most rewarding part is seeing their reactions at the end of a deal,” she says. “We aren’t in this field to be rewarded but when your clients appreciate the work you do, it makes it that much more worthwhile.”