Roper Greyell Ranked as a Band 1 Firm in 2022 Chambers Canada Guide

September 2021

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 Lawyers” in their 2022 Guide:

What clients are saying

One highly impressed client stated: “I think this firm is best in class. They are always knowledgeable, practical and provide up-to-date advice.” Another client enthused: “I found them really timely and succinct. They’re very customer service-oriented and innovative, always willing to try new things and be responsive.”

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.

Nine Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2022

August 2021

In the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, nine Roper Greyell lawyers were recognized for their excellence in the areas of Education and Labour & Employment Law. Jennifer Devins 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 2022 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.

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. Recognized as One of B.C.’s Most Influential Business Leaders

August 2021

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. was recently recognized in Business in Vancouver’s BC500 which features the 500 most influential leaders within British Columbia.

Over the course of his 45-year legal career, Tom has had a significant impact on employment and labour law in B.C. including being appointed one of three special advisers 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. He also shares his extensive experience and technical understanding of the law as a mentor of young lawyers in the firm.

Congratulations Tom!

Read more: https://bc500.biv.com/categories/law-employment/

Six Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2021

August 2021

We are pleased to announce that six lawyers from Roper Greyell have been recognized as leading employment and labour lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2021 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

Gavin Marshall

Who’s Who Legal: Labour & Employment 2021 Guide can be viewed here.

Additionally, Thomas A. Roper Q.C. was recognized by Who’s Who Legal in its Global Elite Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2021. Gregory J. Heywood and James D. Kondopulos were recognized by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2021.

Global Elite Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2021 can be viewed here. Thought Leaders – Labour & Employment Guide 2021 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.

Delayne Sartison, Q.C. Elected as Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

June 2021

We are pleased to announce that Delayne Sartison, Q.C. has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in the Class of 2021.

The College is a professional association headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, that honours the leading lawyers in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. Delayne was among only a handful of Canadian lawyers who were included in the Class of 2021.

Delayne joins Thomas A. Roper Q.C., who was previously elected as Fellow of the College, and says of her election, “I am honoured to be admitted to a College that includes people like Tom from whom I have learned so much. I also want to thank the team at Roper Greyell for being the best professional team one could imagine. Although it’s my name added to the rolls of the College, this is very much shared with all of RG.”

Congratulations, Delayne!

Seven Roper Greyell Lawyers Listed in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

May 2021

We are pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s lawyers have been included in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

The lawyers recognized as leading employment, labour, and workplace human rights law practitioners are:

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

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

The Directory can be viewed here: https://lexpert.ca/directory/find-lawyers-or-law-firms/ 

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 Named to Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques List

May 2021

Roper Greyell is proud to have been included in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutique law firms in Canada for 2021-2022. Considered one of the country’s leading evaluators of performance in the legal sector, Canadian Lawyer asked lawyers, in-house counsel and clients from across Canada to vote on the top Labour and Employment law boutiques from a shortlist generated by the magazine’s editorial team.

Click here for more information.

About Canadian Lawyer

Launched in 1977, Canadian Lawyer provides objective reporting and analysis of the legal landscape from coast to coast, and defines “boutique firms” as collections of lawyers specializing in niche areas of the law as opposed to general practice firms that house a variety of practice areas under one roof.

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.