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.”

Experienced Corporate Paralegal

Our firm is currently seeking a full time experienced corporate paralegal to join our corporate team.  

This position requires an individual who generates positive energy, is organized and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment, has a strong work ethic and most importantly, has passion for what they are doing.

Duties & responsibilities would include: 

  • Handling purchases and sales of businesses, both assets and shares;
  • Handling complicated reorganizations involving share freezes, roll-overs and family trusts;
  • Assisting with all corporate work including BC and Federal incorporations and registrations, extra provincial registrations, annual maintenance, trademark matters, director/officer changes, share allotments/transfers and dividends and all other ancillary corporate matters;
  • Having a significant role in building and maintaining relationships with accountants and other referral sources;
  • Managing the corporate precedents.


  • Minimum 5 years previous corporate experience;
  • Knowledge of “ALF” and strong computer skills are essential;
  • Attention to detail and ability to work autonomously is imperative; 
  • Service oriented with the ability to build and maintain relationships;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Digby Leigh & Company offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Interested and qualified candidates may apply by forwarding their resumes, with covering letters to:

Attention:  Wendy Allan, Office Manager
Digby Leigh & Company
201 - 3053 Edgemont Boulevard,
North Vancouver, BC
V7R 2N5

Phone:  604.988.7167       Fax:  604.903.8625
Email:  wallan@leighco.ca

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

UPDATE: POSITION FILLED - Full Time Administrative Assistant

We are currently looking to add a full time member to our administrative 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 generates positive energy, has 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, 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 sounds like the right opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Please forward your cover letter and resume to wallan@leighco.ca.

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

2017 Young Entrepreneurs Symposium

Digby Leigh & Company is pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting our Young Entrepreneurs Symposium June 1st at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. 

The symposium aims to provide young entrepreneurs with streetwise/practical ideas that they can immediately take away and implement into their own businesses. If you're a young person in business 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 with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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

Early bird tickets $79 +GST (early bird price until May 1st)
Regular price tickets $89 +GST (after May 1st)

We hope to see you there!

B.C. Franchises Act Now In Force

B.C. has new legislation in force as of February 1, 2017: the Franchises Act SBC 2015, c. 35 and Franchises Regulation (BC Reg 238/2016) (the “Act”). If you are a Franchisor or Franchisee carrying on business in B.C., this new legislation will impact you.

Franchise legislation is akin to consumer protection legislation. To a great extent, the Act follows the legislation in force in those jurisdictions of Canada that have adopted franchise legislation, specifically, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI. 

For new Franchisors, and for Franchisors only carrying on business in B.C., it will be important for the Franchisor to understand the disclosure requirements and the exemptions of the Act and to note the following:

  • Failure to provide a Disclosure Document permits the Franchisee to rescind the franchise agreement within 2 years after it enters into the franchise agreement;
  • If disclosure is not properly made in the Disclosure Statement the Franchisee might be able to rescind the franchise agreement and the officers or directors who signed the Disclosure Document maybe liable for damages; 
  • The impact of rescission is significant as the Franchisor is required to return all funds received from the Franchisee and repurchase inventory, supplies and equipment at the price paid by the franchisee. 

If you are a Franchisor carrying on business in B.C., you should consider getting legal advice regarding the implications of the new legislation.

UPDATE - POSITION FILLED - Full Time Client Services Assistant

Other people might call you a receptionist, but at Digby Leigh & Company we consider you a Client Services Assistant. This is one of the most important roles in our office as you are responsible for the daily administrative operations of our firm. You are also the face of our firm. You will be the first person people see when they walk in the door and the first person people talk to when they call our office. If you are a positive person who enjoys interacting with people in a dynamic, energized team environment; are excited about organization and administration, have a strong work ethic and are passionate about client service then we want to hear from you! This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking for an entry level position as we always value fit over experience.  

Please take some time to fill out the below form to provide us with your answers to the following questions (note: creativity counts!). These out-of-the-box questions were carefully crafted in an endeavor to find YOU – our next exceptional hire!

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