Sukhbir Manhas

Sukhbir Manhas
Each day that I come to work, I am rewarded by the relationships that I have developed and the knowledge that I have gained over my years at Young, Anderson.

Sukhbir's Biography

Sukhbir moved to the lower mainland after graduating from a Vancouver Island high school in 1990 to attend the Faculty of Science at Simon Fraser University. After completing three years of undergraduate studies in chemistry, Sukhbir attended the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia, where he attained his Bachelors of Laws degree in 1996.

Sukhbir articled with Young, Anderson. After being called to the bar in May 1997, he practiced with the firm as an associate lawyer until January 1, 2005, when he joined the firm’s partnership. Sukhbir’s law practice at the firm involves advising the firm’s clients on general local government law issues as well as representing them in civil and quasi-criminal proceedings before arbitrators, administrative tribunals, and the courts of this province and the nation. In his practice, Sukhbir frequently draws on his experience in working as a legal research assistant to the clerk of a Vancouver Island district municipality. Sukhbir is currently a member of the Municipal Law and Civil Litigation subsections of the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and frequently speaks, as a guest lecturer, at seminars and courses on local government law and civil litigation issues put on by the Continuing Legal Education Society, the Local Government Management Association, and the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Sukhbir is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law, teaching municipal law.

Sukhbir spends most of his free time with his wife and their children. In whatever time is left available to him, Sukhbir pursues his other true loves, making furniture, gardening, and golf.

Selected Papers and Presentations

  • Procedural Fairness (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, November 2007)
  • Consultation on Official Community Plans (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, November 2006)
  • Council, Councillors, Mayors and Officers: Their Respective Roles (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, November 2005)
  • Preparing for Rule 18A Application (Continuing Legal Education Society, February 2005)
  • Public Hearing Procedures and FOI (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, November 2004)
  • Dismissal of Employees (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, November 2003)
  • Local Government Newly Elected Officials Orientation Workshop (Columbia Shuswap Regional District, January 2003)
  • Liability Avoidance for Local Governments (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, December 2002)
  • Local Government Liability: A Primer on Negligence in the Building Permit Approval and Building Inspection Processes (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, November 2001)
  • Business Regulation and Licensing: The Effects of Bill 88 (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, November 2000)
  • RFPs, Tendering and Contract Administration (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, November 1999)
  • The New Builders Lien Act: What Does It Mean for Local Government? (Young, Anderson Firm Seminar, November 1997)

Contact Information

Sukhbir Manhas

Young Anderson
Barristers and Solicitors
1616-808 Nelson Street
Box 12147 – Nelson Square
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H2

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