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

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.


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:

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 Donates $100,000 to Peter A. Allard School of Law

January 2020

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. To mark the occasion, the Allard School of Law has set an ambitious goal to increase the financial accessibility of law school. Roper Greyell is proud to support The Allard School of Law with a gift of $100,000.  See here for more information on the donation and Roper Greyell’s ongoing support of students at the Allard School of Law.

Pictured left to right: Bobby Sangha (Associate, Roper Greyell), Michael Wagner (Partner, Roper Greyell), Catherine Dauvergne, Q.C. (Dean, Allard School of Law), Jennifer Devins (Partner, Roper Greyell), Christopher Munroe (Associate, Roper Greyell)


Roper Greyell Welcomes Ron Lai as IT Services Manager

January 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to welcome Ron Lai to the firm as IT Services Manager.

Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Ron held senior IT leadership roles at an international law firm. His areas of expertise include IT Service Desk, software and hardware implementation, project and vendor management, as well as strategic planning of IT Services initiatives.

Learn more about Ron here.

Roper Greyell Appoints Joel Ello as Chief Operating Officer

January 2020

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Ello, CPA, CMA, to the role of Chief Operating Officer at the firm, effective January 1st, 2020. With over 20 years of experience, Joel’s diverse background spans the areas of project management, change management, operational planning, financial reporting and analysis, and technology implementation.

Learn more about Joel here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Rebecca Klass

December 2019

We are pleased to welcome Rebecca Klass to the firm.

Rebecca provides strategic advice to employers concerning the management of workplace issues in both union and non-union environments. Rebecca focuses on resolving her clients’ workplace problems in a practical and creative manner, with an emphasis on developing long-term solutions.

Learn more about Rebecca here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Natalie Cuthill

October 2019

We are pleased to welcome Natalie Cuthill to the firm.

Natalie practices in all areas of provincial and federal employment and labour law, with an emphasis on employment litigation, human rights law, labour law and arbitrations, defamation law, and workplace privacy matters. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Natalie practiced employment and labour law and commercial litigation at a large national firm.

Learn more about Natalie here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Adam van der Linde, our new Associate in Victoria, B.C.

September 2019

We are pleased to welcome Adam van der Linde to Roper Greyell as an Associate.

Based in Victoria, B.C., Adam is the firm’s point-person on Vancouver Island.  A member of the Canadian military since 2005, Adam has provided legal advice to Canadian Armed Forces in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and B.C.  He has also served as an advisor to Canadian Task Forces serving in the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean, providing counsel on complex international issues.

A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Adam is fluent in English and French and has managed the review and prosecution of cases in both languages.  In addition to liaising with government departments on behalf of the military, he has advised the Canadian Armed Forces on risk management, workplace investigations and workplace discipline, including both military employment and civilian union employment issues.

Learn more about Adam here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Paige Ainslie, Our New Associate in Nelson, B.C.

September 2019

We are pleased to welcome Paige Ainslie to the firm.

From her Nelson, B.C. office, Paige provides legal counsel to Roper Greyell’s clients throughout B.C., and is uniquely positioned to provide on-the-ground representation for its clients in the Kootenay region of the province.

With nine years as in-house counsel for Canadian Pacific Railway under her belt, Paige brings a wealth of knowledge to Roper Greyell’s clients with respect to employment and labour legislation and regulations in the federal sector.

Learn more about Paige here.