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Roper Greyell LLP

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Managing Partners: Delayne Sartison QC, Gavin Marshall
Number of partners: 20 Number of lawyers: 41
Languages: English, French

Firm 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.

Main Areas of Practice:

Employment:
Understanding and appropriately navigating the management-employee relationship is critical. Roper Greyell LLP aims to understand your workplace and the evolving trends and issues within your industry.
The firm provides practical and relevant advice based on the knowledge of its clients’ businesses, keeping in mind both their day-to-day operations and long-term strategic business goals. Roper Greyell LLP's lawyers, who are leaders in the field of employment law, are committed to providing sensible, practical, and cost-effective solutions.

Labour Law:
The firm's clients require efficient and costeffective advice to solve day-to-day workplace issues while keeping their long-term business strategies in mind. With its extensive experience advising employers on all issues arising in a unionised environment, Roper Greyell LLP are able to offer practical solutions that are specific to its clients’ businesses.
The firm regularly represents employers before arbitration boards and labour relations boards, including the BC Labour Relations Board and the Canada Industrial Relations Board. It provides employers with relevant, strategic, and tactical advice that is consistent with their business objectives.

Human Rights Law:
Human rights issues can be complex and potentially costly to employers, so Roper Greyell LLP provides cost-effective solutions that help its clients efficiently address and navigate those issues. The firm delivers timely and practical advice that takes into account clients’ business objectives and operations. Its size ensures that lawyers are always available and accessible to clients, and its independent structure allows the firm to remain agile and flexible, offering creative solutions to difficult issues.

Privacy Law:
With a deep bench of lawyers who are knowledgeable in provincial and federal privacy and access to information law, Roper Greyell LLP helps public and private sector clients meet and exceed industry standards.
The firm partners with its clients to manage day-to-day issues and develop strategies to plan for the future. It takes a strategic, practical, and cost-effective approach to privacy issues, creatively solving complex privacy issues that affect clients’ workplace operations.

Litigation:
Roper Greyell LLP's depth and breadth of experience allows the firm to skillfully litigate all manner of disputes, including complex and multijurisdictional disputes, on clients’ behalf. The firm's lawyers have appeared at all levels of provincial and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Prior to litigation, the firm explores all alternative dispute resolution options including mediation, negotiation, and arbitration. It collaborates with clients during the litigation process and are committed to resolving the issues as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible.

Workplace Health & Safety:
Failure to manage health and safety issues can result not only in workplace accidents and injuries, but also in extreme financial and even criminal consequences.
With in-depth knowledge of federal and provincial legislation, the firm helps clients maintain a safe workplace and prevent dangerous or costly mistakes. It has extensive experience assisting clients in managing the complete spectrum of workplace safety issues, from day-to-day operational issues to complex cases where it has represented clients before coroner’s inquests and through public inquiries.

Administrative Law:
Roper Greyell LLP works with some of the largest and most sophisticated public and private sector employers in British Columbia and across Canada, delivering solutions to these regulatory issues.
With extensive knowledge and practical experience in a wide range of sectors including municipalities, post-secondary education, health care, public and private K-12 education, construction, forestry, marine transportation, mining, retail food and drugs, public transportation, and utilities, the firm delivers solutions to employers who face a variety of administrative law issues.

Workplace Investigations:
Effective workplace investigations are fair and objective, which sometimes requires outside assistance in distinguishing between legitimate workplace activity and harassment, bullying and unjustifiable conflict in the workplace. As experienced legal counsel with knowledge of the applicable areas of law, the firm has the ability to conduct privileged and confidential investigations that are thoughtful and thorough, to help you mitigate risk and avoid potentially costly outcomes. Roper Greyell LLP also performs workplace assessments, assists in-house investigators with the legal requirements of an investigation and advises on how to manage complex investigations and unexpected challenges.