Who’s Who Legal: Canada Highlights Five Roper Greyell Lawyers

November 2020

We are pleased to announce that five Roper Greyell lawyers have been recognized as leading Canadian employment and labour lawyers in the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada – Labour, Employment & Benefits.

The lawyers named in this year’s Who’s Who Legal are:

Thomas A Roper Q.C.
Delayne Sartison Q.C.
Gregory J Heywood
Sandra Guarascio
James D Kondopulos

Who’s Who Legal notes that “Roper Greyell is a go-to firm for labour and employment disputes” and includes the following commentary:

Gregory Heywood is a go-to labour litigator who comes “wholeheartedly recommended” by sources who note that he is a “generous spirit who treats colleagues and adversaries with a great deal of respect”.

James Kondopulos possesses a “deep knowledge of all areas of labour and employment law” and is recognised as “an extremely smart practitioner who does not shy away from challenges”.
The “excellent” Thomas Roper QC takes a “brilliant strategic approach” to employment disputes and relations management.

Delayne Sartison QC is a “poised and effective lawyer” who is commended for her exemplary work handling business transfers and restructurings and is highly sought-after by clients in the healthcare sector.

Sandra Guarascio is touted as a “truly amazing lawyer” and “market-leading workplace investigations specialist” with a “profound knowledge of business culture and employment law”.

Who’s Who Legal: Canada – Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020 Guide can be viewed here. 

About Who’s Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal has identified the top legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law since 1996. Lawyers are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Roper Greyell Recognized in 2020 Canadian Law Awards

October 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is proud to be recognized as a recipient of an Excellence Award in the category of Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year, as part of the 2020 Canadian Law Awards.

The Canadian Law Awards recognize the nation’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals and landmark deals over the past year. The winners in all categories were announced in Toronto on October 6, 2020.

The 2020 Canadian Law Awards are presented by Lexpert and supported by Canadian Lawyer and InHouse.

Roper Greyell nominated for 2020 Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Nine Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers Global Business 2020 Edition

October 2020

In the 2020 Global Business Edition of Best Lawyers, nine Roper Greyell lawyers were recognized for their excellence in the areas of Education and Labour & Employment Law.

The lawyers included in the Best Lawyers Global Business 2020 edition are:

Education Law

Labour and Employment Law

About Best Lawyers:

Best Lawyers has been providing comprehensive coverage of top legal talents in Canada and around the world for over 30 years.  Lawyers on the list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. Additional recognitions are also awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

James D. Kondopulos featured in Employment Law Alliance podcast

September 2020

Roper Greyell’s James D. Kondopulos was featured in the September 22, 2020, Employment Law Alliance (ELA) podcast, An Employer’s Duty to Investigate Complaints of Workplace Wrongdoing: Damned If You Don’t and Damned If You Don’t Do It Properly.

In the podcast, James discusses best practices for employers dealing with complaints of inappropriate or unlawful conduct in the workplace, including how to conduct investigations and considerations for union and non-union environments and workplace policies.

Listen to the full podcast here.

About the Employment Law Alliance

The Employment Law Alliance (ELA) is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. is Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the ELA in British Columbia.

 

Roper Greyell Ranked as a Band 1 Firm in 2021 Chambers Canada Guide

September 2020

Roper Greyell LLP has once again been ranked by Chambers Canada as a Band 1 firm for Employment and Labour law in British Columbia.

Chambers Canada also recognized five of our partners as “Ranked Individuals” in their 2021 Guide:

About Chambers Canada

Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada. The guide recommends lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, and is published annually each September.

Eight Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2021

August 2020

In the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, eight Roper Greyell lawyers were recognized for their excellence in the areas of Education and Labour & Employment Law. Delayne M. Sartison Q.C. was further recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for Vancouver in the area of Education Law. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

The lawyers included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 Edition are:

Education Law

Labour and Employment Law

About Best Lawyers:

Best Lawyers has been providing comprehensive coverage of top legal talents in Canada and around the world for over 30 years.  Lawyers on the list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. Additional recognitions are also awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

Keri L. Bennett Quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily Article on PIPA Review

June 2020

Keri L. Bennett, Privacy + FOI lead at Roper Greyell, was quoted in a recent article published by The Lawyer’s Daily,  a division of LexisNexis Canada.

The article discusses the current review by B.C. lawmakers of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), the province’s legislation on protection of personal information.

The full article, “B.C. looking at amending, updating legislation on protection of personal information”, can be viewed here.

Five Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020

May 2020

We are pleased to announce that five lawyers from Roper Greyell have been recognized as leading employment and labour lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020 Guide.

The lawyers named in this year’s Who’s Who Legal are:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C.

Delayne Sartison Q.C.

Sandra Guarascio

Gregory J. Heywood

James D. Kondopulos

Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2020 Guide can be viewed here

In addition, Gregory J. Heywood and James D. Kondopulos were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2020.

Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2020 can be viewed here.

 About Who’s Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal has identified the top legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law since 1996. Lawyers are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Eight Roper Greyell Lawyers Listed in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

April 2020

We are pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s lawyers have been included in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

The lawyers recognized as leading employment and labour law practitioners are:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C
Delayne Sartison Q.C
Sandra Guarascio
Gregory J. Heywood
James D. Kondopulos
Gavin Marshall
Gabrielle Scorer

And congratulations to Drew Demerse for being recognized by Lexpert as a “Leading Lawyer to Watch”.

The Directory can be viewed  here: https://www.lexpert.ca/directory/practice-areas/ranking/employment-law-E1/

About the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Published since 1997, the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory profiles leading practitioners across Canada in over 60 practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas.

Roper Greyell Nominated for Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year

March 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is proud to be a nominee for Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year, as part of the 2020 Canadian Law Awards.

The Canadian Law Awards recognize the nation’s leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals and landmark deals over the past year. The winners in all categories will be announced in Toronto on October 6, 2020.

The 2020 Canadian Law Awards are presented by Lexpert and supported by Canadian Lawyer and InHouse.

Roper Greyell nominated for 2020 Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year