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 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.

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.