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Seema Kanji, BA LLB CAIB

Seema Kanji has extensive experience including expertise in banking, law, and operating insurance brokerages.

Seema obtained her Bachelor of Law from the University of British Columbia after completing her Bachelor of Administration.  While at law school, Seema also completed the Canadian Securities Course through the Canadian Securities Institute.  Seema worked in the banking industry for over 10 years and practiced law for 13 years specializing in insurance related litigation

Most recently, Seema was Associate Counsel with Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, one of Canada’s top insurance defence litigation boutique firms.  Her practice focused on providing insurers with coverage advice relating to a wide range of insurance policies: from professional liability, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, to homeowners and private auto. Seema also defended claims against architects, engineers, strata corporations, property managers, home inspectors, commercial landlords, homeowners, and contractors.   In addition, Seema prepared subrogated claims on behalf of insurers and has appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of B.C. and the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

Seema owned and managed three insurance brokerages over the last ten years.  She worked as an insurance broker for several years and obtained her Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation in 2010.

Seema is an integral part of Kanji Consulting Inc. providing legal and insurance expertise, reviewing and drafting contracts, advising on ICBC policies and procedures, and providing administrative support.  Seema was retained as a consultant to prepare an extensive employee handbook for a large insurance brokerage with over 300 employees.  Seema is available to act as a consultant on litigation or insurance related matters for the insurance industry.

In her spare time, Seema is an avid Kathak dancer (a classical Indian dance form) and is the secretary of the Gujarati Society of British Columbia, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve and promote Gujarati culture and linguistic heritage.