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British Columbia Employment & Labour
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5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Roper Greyell LLP

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.

Chambers Review

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Employment & Labour - British Columbia
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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 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.

Work Highlights

Provided by Roper Greyell LLP
  • A Roper Greyell team led by James Kondopulos acted for TST Overland Express in a termination case before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

Notable Practitioners

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Thomas A Roper KC
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Thomas A Roper KC
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Senior Statespeople

Thomas Roper KC is a widely revered, longstanding 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.

Delayne Sartison KC
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Delayne Sartison KC
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Delayne Sartison KC 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.

Gregory Heywood
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Gregory Heywood
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Band 2

Gregory 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.

James D. Kondopulos
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James D. Kondopulos
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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.

Gabrielle Scorer
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Gabrielle Scorer
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Band 4

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.

Ranked Lawyers at
Roper Greyell LLP

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Employment & Labour

Thomas A Roper KC
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Thomas A Roper KC
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Senior Statespeople
Delayne Sartison KC
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Delayne Sartison KC
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Band 1
Gregory Heywood
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Gregory Heywood
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Band 2
Gabrielle Scorer
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Gabrielle Scorer
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Band 4
James D. Kondopulos
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James D. Kondopulos
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Band 4

Members

Provided by Roper Greyell LLP

Adam James

Adam van der Linde

Alissa Demerse

Andrew Nicholl

Andrew Peng

Brandon Hillis

Bruce M. Greyell

Carrie Koperski

Christopher Munroe

Danielle Scorda

Danny Bernstein

Donna Chapman-Jones

Drew Demerse

Gabrielle Berron-Styan

Gavin Marshall

Graeme McFarlane

Head of Department

Jacqueline Gant

Jaime H. Hoopes

Janna Crown

Jennifer Devins

Jennifer Hogan

Jennifer S. Russell

Jordan Michaux

Julia Bell

Julie Menten

Justin D. Wong

Kate Jones

Katelin Dueck

Keri L. Bennett

Kim Thorne

Maggie Campbell

Meaghan J. McWhinnie

Melissa Dhillon

Michael R. Kilgallin

Head of Department

Michael Wagner

Mike Hamata

Nimrit K. Sian

Norika Takacs-Rehm

Paige Ainslie

Pamela Constanzo

Rebecca Klass

Ryan Copeland

Sabrina Anis

Sandra Guarascio

Head of Department

Sarah Blanco

Sophie Toor

Teodora Bardas

Industries

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Automotive

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education (K-12 & Post-Secondary)

Energy

Financial Services

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Government & Not-for-Profit

Health Care

Life Sciences

Mining

Retail

Technology

Telecommunications

Transportation

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