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.


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:

ERIC TERMUENDE,   CO-FOUNDER  NOW INNOVATIONS

ERIC TERMUENDE,
CO-FOUNDER NOW INNOVATIONS

CHRIS SACRÉ , PRESIDENT AND CEO  SACRÉ-DAVEY ENGINEERING INC.

CHRIS SACRÉ,
PRESIDENT AND CEO SACRÉ-DAVEY ENGINEERING INC.

VALERIE SONG , CHIEF GROWER (CEO) -  AVA

VALERIE SONG,
CHIEF GROWER (CEO) - AVA

ANTHONY FINDLAY , OWNER AND PRESIDENT OF  LEVEL 10 FITNESS INC.

ANTHONY FINDLAY,
OWNER AND PRESIDENT OF LEVEL 10 FITNESS INC.

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 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.”

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.