Roper Greyell Welcomes Two New Associates to the Firm

April 2024

Roper Greyell proudly welcomes two new associates, Kiran Mangat and Jacky Xu, to the firm.

Kiran Mangat joins Roper Greyell with experience in employment and personal injury law, as well as in commercial, construction, and general civil litigation. Jacky Xu brings valuable expertise from his previous role at a regional mid-sized labour, employment, and litigation firm – with a strong background in researching labour board and arbitration case law.

We look forward to their valuable contributions to our firm’s continued success in enhancing our ability to serve our clients and achieve our goals.

Roper Greyell Appoints Adam Garvin as CEO

January 2024

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Garvin as the new Chief Executive Officer at Roper Greyell, marking a significant chapter in the firm’s history. Adam, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer since joining the firm in 2022, has demonstrated exemplary leadership in overseeing the firm’s business operations.

Sandra Guarascio, a partner and member of Roper Greyell’s Management Committee, attests to Adam’s exceptional qualities, stating, “Adam is a true business leader with exceptional business acumen and a people-centered approach that aligns seamlessly with our firm’s values. His outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to excellence are invaluable assets to our team members and clients alike.”

At the heart of Adam’s leadership philosophy lies a dedication to fostering collaboration. “My goal is to cultivate a team where individual success propels collective success, where we move Roper Greyell’s collective goals forward through cohesion and a shared vision,” affirms Adam. He is committed to enhancing business performance and implementing strategic initiatives in harmony with the firm’s overarching plan and values.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Adam on achieving this significant milestone in his career.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Jennifer Hogan to the Partnership

January 2024

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Hogan has joined the Roper Greyell partnership. Jennifer has played a pivotal role as a valued member of the RG team, having served with distinction as both an Associate and Associate Counsel.

“We are thrilled by the remarkable growth within our firm, and today’s announcement proudly spotlights the exceptional talent thriving within our ranks.” said Graeme McFarlane, a member of Roper Greyell’s Management Committee and a founding partner. “Jennifer exemplifies our commitment to building excellence from within.”

Jennifer advises and represents employers in municipal, education, forestry, and other sectors regarding all areas of labour and employment law, including human rights law. Jennifer’s practice is defined by a strong work ethic and team-centred approach and her strength lies in her ability to transform complex issues into understandable and actionable plans.

We extend our warmest congratulations to Jennifer on this significant milestone and look forward to her continued contributions to advancing the firm’s reputation for excellence.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Andrew Hefford

December 2023

Roper Greyell is delighted to announce the addition of Andrew Hefford to the firm.

Andrew joins as an associate, and prior to joining Roper Greyell, gained professional experience at a prominent national business law firm in Vancouver, practicing in Labour and Employment law as well as Commercial Litigation.

Learn more about Andrew here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes 2023/24 Articling Students to the Firm

August 2023

Roper Greyell is excited to welcome four incredible 2023/24 Articling Students to the firm: Amanda Scorda, Elizabeth Lotfali, Lara Israel and Talia Behrmann. All four were 2022 Summer Students at RG, and we look forward to offering them hands-on, practical workplace law experience alongside our dynamic team of lawyers and legal professionals.

Welcome back to RG!

Roper Greyell is Delighted to Congratulate Paige Ainslie on Becoming Associate Counsel

April 2023

Roper Greyell is delighted to congratulate Paige Ainslie on becoming Associate Counsel.

In becoming Associate Counsel, Roper Greyell recognizes Paige’s experience as a trusted advisor to clients, success in her practice, and her overall contribution to the firm.

Paige first joined the firm in 2019 and has since played an important and impactful role in providing excellent legal advice to clients. She is widely respected for her work in human rights and labour arbitration and represents employers in all areas on labour and employment law.

Paige is uniquely based in Nelson, BC where she provides on-the-ground representation to clients in the Kootenay region of the province in addition to providing legal counsel to clients located throughout BC.

Roper Greyell is excited to have such an experienced, dedicated, and thoughtful associate join our reputable team of Associate Counsels.

Congratulations Paige on your new appointment.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Associate Sarina Gill

February 2023

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Sarina Gill to the firm.

Sarina is an associate and practices in all areas of employment and labour law. She joins Roper Greyell, with experience in health law and insurance defence, and most recently practised with a boutique workplace law and commercial litigation firm in Vancouver.

Learn more about Sarina here.

Thomas A. Roper K.C. Receives 2022 Bora Laskin Award

November 2022

Thomas A. Roper, K.C. is one of two 2022 recipients of the Bora Laskin Award. Named in honour of the late Chief Justice Bora Laskin, who was a pre-eminent labour law scholar and labour arbitrator before joining the Supreme Court of Canada, this award was established by the University of Toronto to honour those who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian labour law.

Over the course of his 47-year legal career, Tom has had a significant impact on labour law in B.C through his counsel work, and as one of three special advisers to the Minister of Labour tasked with revamping the B.C. Labour Relations Code in 1992. As a leader within the legal community, Tom’s expertise is highly sought-after by clients, organizations, educators and colleagues. As the Chair of Roper Greyell, he shares his extensive experience and technical understanding of the law as a mentor of young lawyers in the firm.

As noted by the Selection Committee in announcing the award, Tom has “made an indelible mark in the labour relations community,” having “deservedly gained the confidence of both sides of the labour bar in British Columbia as well as universal respect from arbitrators and mediators in the province and beyond.”

Tom will be presented with the Bora Laskin Award on December 14, 2022, in conjunction with Lancaster’s Vancouver Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference.

Congratulations Tom!

Roper Greyell Welcomes Shikha Sondhi as Director of Finance

October 2022

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Shikha Sondhi to the firm as Director of Finance.

Shikha brings her expertise in financial analysis and controllership to her role at Roper Greyell. She is an experienced leader of financial accounting teams, providing a strategic vision and mentorship to the team.

Learn more about Shikha here.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2022

September 2022

September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This day was created as a time for reflection as we honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities and the history of residential schools in Canada and the ongoing impacts.

At RG this past week has been focussed on increasing our shared awareness of the history of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and what we can do as individuals to work towards reconciliation in our community. To further our education in this area, we have been sharing different Truth and Reconciliation resources each day, and we gathered as a team to attend the webinar Truth & Reconciliation Series: Working Together, hosted by CBABC on Sept 26th.

Roper Greyell will be making a donation to the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society. The Friendship Centre provides programs in health welfare, education, and recreation helping families, youth, adults, elders and children:

To learn more about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and other Truth and Reconciliation efforts, please click here.

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