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Roper Greyell LLP

Employment & Labour

5 ranked lawyersBand 1British ColumbiaCanada 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Roper Greyell is a top-tier employment and labour law firm with a stellar reputation in British Columbia. Its accomplished bench of lawyers have expertise in areas such as collective bargaining, wrongful dismissals, occupational health and safety and employment contracts. The firm regularly represents public and private sector employers in high-profile and complex mandates. It is experienced in dealing with unions and advising on applications to unionise. Roper's extensive client base spans industries such as retail, agriculture and financial services.

Strengths

One highly impressed client stated: "I think this firm is best in class. They are always knowledgeable, practical and provide up-to-date advice."

Another client enthused: "I found them really timely and succinct. They're very customer service-oriented and innovative, always willing to try new things and be responsive."

Work highlights

A team led by James Kondopulos defended Envirocon against a human rights complaint of discrimination on the basis of family status, which was brought against the company following an employee termination.

Notable practitioners

Delayne Sartison QC is based in Vancouver and is distinguished for her strength in management-side labour law, with wide-reaching experience across the public and private sectors. She is especially skilled in human rights issues as well as labour relations in the healthcare sector."Delayne is great. She's calm, smart, willing to roll up her sleeves and debate. I find her to be really strong."

Gabrielle Scorer has a broad range of skills covering grievance arbitrations, human rights issues and workplace discrimination matters. She is based in Vancouver and also excels in court actions and matters brought before labour boards."Gabrielle is fantastic; I couldn't speak more highly of her."

Greg Heywood is based in Vancouver and is best respected as a labour litigator whose practice encompasses wrongful dismissals, grievance arbitrations and human rights tribunals. His recent work also includes union certifications and discrimination cases on the basis of family status."Greg is one of those guys who is really down to earth and practical. He really helps find a solution to the problem and guide you through it. I'd recommend him for any employment matter."

James Kondopulos is highly proficient in workplace disputes, frequently representing clients in human rights litigation and administrative tribunals. A Vancouver-based lawyer, he has appeared before all levels of the BC courts, including the Court of Appeal."He understands our business, which makes it easy to work with him." "Not only does he understand the law really well, he's also got a strategic angle to his approach."

Thomas Roper QC is a widely revered, long-standing Vancouver lawyer with extensive experience in labour relations and employment strategic planning. His practice also sees him act on matters involving unions, including strike applications."He is a pleasure to deal with; he gives us good timely advice. We go to him for tougher cases or where we need significant strategy." "His knowledge, ability to remember case history and his general approach is always appreciated."

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Overview

Roper Greyell LLP is one of the most well-respected and widely recognised workplace law practices in Western Canada. The firm’s depth of experience and client focused approach have earned them the reputation of being a trusted resource for employers operating in British Columbia and across Canada. Clients of the firm benefit from a diverse and talented group of lawyers who are nationally and internationally recognised in the field of workplace law. 

As a highly specialised, independent law firm, Roper Greyell combines the latest information with a deep historical knowledge of the law to act quickly, insightfully, and effectively to meet the goals of each client in the areas of:

  • ​Employment;
  • Labour;
  • Human Rights;
  • Privacy & Freedom of Information;
  • Litigation;
  • Workplace Health & Safety;
  • Administrative Law; and,
  • Investigations.

Members

Marshall, Gavin (Head of Department)

McFarlane, Graeme (Head of Department)

Sartison, Delayne (Head of Department)

Ainslie, Paige

Bell, Julia

Bennett, Keri L.

Bernstein, Danny

Berron-Styan, Gabrielle

Blanco, Sarah

Campbell, Maggie

Copeland, Ryan

Cuthill, Natalie

Demerse, Alissa

Demerse, Drew

Devins, Jennifer

Dhillon, Melissa

Dueck, Katelin

Gant, Jacqueline

Greyell, Bruce M.

Guarascio, Sandra

Hamata, Mike

Heywood, Gregory

Hillis, Brandon

Hogan, Jennifer

Hoopes, Jaime H.

James, Adam

Jones, Kate

Kilgallin, Michael R.

Klass, Rebecca

Kondopulos, James D.

Koperski, Carrie

McWhinnie, Meaghan J.

Menten, Julie

Michaux, Jordan

Munroe, Christopher

Navaratnam, Tamara

Nicholl, Andrew

Peng, Andrew

Roper, Thomas A

Russell, Jennifer S.

Sangha, Bobby

Scorda, Danielle

Scorer, Gabrielle

Sian, Nimrit K.

Thorne, Kim

van der Linde, Adam

Wagner, Michael

Wong, Justin D.

Industries

Automotive

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education (K-12 & Post-Secondary)

Energy

Financial Services

Forestry & Paper

Government & Not-for-Profit

Health Care

Life Sciences

Mining

Retail

Technology

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Employment & Labour

Roper Greyell LLP

firm
Location

1850-745 Thurlow Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6E 0C5

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British Columbia

Employment & Labour


Delayne Sartison QC
Band 1
Gabrielle Scorer
Band 4
Gregory Heywood
Band 2
James D. Kondopulos
Up and Coming
Thomas A Roper QC
Band 1