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.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Sarah Blanco

September 2019

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Blanco to the firm.

Sarah practices in all areas of employment and labour law with a focus on injunctions, wrongful dismissal claims, and labour grievances in the workplace. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Sarah  practiced employment and labour law at a large international firm in Vancouver.

Learn more about Sarah here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Bobby Sangha

June 2019

We are pleased to welcome Bobby Sangha to the firm as our newest Associate.

Bobby practices in all areas of workplace law, including labour, employment, human rights, occupational health and safety, and privacy law.

He is passionate about advocating for clients in civil or administrative proceedings, including wrongful dismissal actions, grievance arbitrations, and human rights complaints.

Bobby completed his articles with Roper Greyell and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2019.

Learn more about Bobby here.

Nine Roper Greyell Lawyers Listed in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

May 2019

We are pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s lawyers were recognized as leading employment and labour law practitioners in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Join us in congratulating the following Roper Greyell lawyers:

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

Click here for the complete directory

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 Welcomes New Associate, Andrew Nicholl

February 2019

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Nicholl to the firm.

Andrew graduated from the Juris Doctor program at Western University in 2015. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016 and the B.C. Bar in 2018.

Andrew has experience representing clients before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Superior Court, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, and before rights and interest labour arbitration boards.

Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Andrew practiced employment and labour law at a large international firm in Vancouver.

Learn more about Andrew here.

Roper Greyell LLP Welcomes Joel J. Ello as Director of Finance + Technology

February 2019

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to welcome Joel J. Ello, CPA, CMA  to the firm as Director of Finance + Technology.

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.

Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Joel was the Manager of Business Analysis and Process Design at Southern Railway of British Columbia Limited and Controller at its subsidiary Southern Railway of Vancouver Island Limited.

Learn more about Joel here.

Big Win for Roper Greyell Client in B.C. Court of Appeal: Test for Family Status Discrimination Unequivocally Affirmed

February 2019
Legal update by: James D. Kondopulos

In Envirocon Environmental Services, ULC v. Suen, 2019 BCCA 46, Roper Greyell lawyers James D. KondopulosMichael A. Wagner & Brandon I. Hillis were successful in representing and advocating on behalf of the Appellant before the Court of Appeal to affirm that a finding of family status discrimination imposes a duty on the complainant to demonstrate “a serious interference with a substantial parental or family duty or obligation”.

Read more about the case here.