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.”

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:

BOB LENARDUZZI,   PRESIDENT  VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

BOB LENARDUZZI, 
PRESIDENT VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC

STEVE DE JONG , PRESIDENT & CEO  INTEGRA GOLD

STEVE DE JONG,
PRESIDENT & CEO INTEGRA GOLD

ANDREA SCOTT , CO-FOUNDER  SKOAH INC.

ANDREA SCOTT,
CO-FOUNDER SKOAH INC.

ANDREW HALL , CO-FOUNDER  MEALSHARE

ANDREW HALL,
CO-FOUNDER MEALSHARE

AGENDA:

  • 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.

2016 No Regrets Basketball Tournament

The Quinn Keast Foundation hosted its second annual No Regrets Basketball Tournament this past weekend, and the tournament was an absolute success. The No Regrets Basketball Tournament is a high school seniors basketball tournament that features both girls and boys teams from across Western Canada. The tournament games are hosted at various North Shore high school gymnasiums, and the teams competed at an extremely high level during this 3-day tournament. After the dust settled it was South Kamloops taking the title over Handsworth in the final of the boys division, and Charles Best claiming victory over Walnut Grove in the girls division final.

Digby Leigh & Company alongside a number of other members of our community, were part of the No Regrets Basketball Tournament Organizing Committee that both sponsored and helped put this event together. For a review of the tournament, including further game results, game stories, all-star teams, photos, historical tournament statistics and scholarship recipients please visit the website at www.noregretsbball.com.

TechPong 2016

This past week we had the pleasure of both sponsoring and participating at the truly unique Vancouver fundraiser TechPong. Spearheaded by our local tech community, TechPong invites the Vancouver tech industry to participate in an epic ping pong tournament and raise money for causes in their community that they care about.

After a month plus of hard work training on our ping pong table and fundraising for our charity of choice, North Shore Rescue we set out to do battle on November 15th at the Imperial. Digby Leigh & Company's ping pong all stars went head to head versus some of the tech industry's heavy hitters (including a Microsoft employee who is a former European champion; true story). We fought valiantly and shocked the tech world having our single's rep Scott make it all the way to the semi finals and our doubles team of Digby Sr. and Scott make it to the quarter finals. Ben and Kaitlyn who represented DL&C as our second doubles team did not disappoint either; they earned the distinguished titles of 'most fun' and 'best dressed'. Also a very special shout out to the huge contingent of DL&C fans who came out to cheer on our players.

The event was a tremendous success raising a grand total of $52,692 for a variety of community causes. We were particularly proud of the $1,629.25 we were able to raise for our cause of choice North Shore Rescue. Good fun. Great cause.

 

Update - POSITION FILLED - Full Time Administrative Assistant

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

The successful candidates 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.  

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we want to hear from you. 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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