Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2018 Highlights Five Roper Greyell Lawyers

November 2018

We are pleased to announce that five Roper Greyell lawyers have been ranked in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada.

Meet our lawyers who have been recognized for their expertise:

Thomas A Roper Q.C.
Delayne Sartison Q.C.
Gregory J Heywood
J. Najeeb Hassan
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:

Thomas Roper QC is “a very significant name” and “a leader in the field” of labour law. His practice is “one of the best” and he “has a great reputation” for his work on contractual rights and wrongful dismissal.

Gregory Heywood commands great respect from colleagues in the field of labour and employment. He possesses more than three decades’ experience as a litigator and is known for his work on wrongful dismissals and workplace discrimination.

James Kondopulos enjoys an excellent reputation in the Canadian market. Sources speak highly of his practice, where he offers great insight into constructive dismissal actions and compensation disputes.

Najeeb Hassan is praised by colleagues as “one of the top lawyers at the firm”. He has an enviable practice covering such issues as the certification of unions and strike management.

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Chambers Canada 2019 Ranks Roper Greyell in Band 1

September 2018

Once again, Roper Greyell LLP has been ranked by Chambers Canada as a Band 1 firm for Employment and Labour. Noted as a “top-shelf employment and labour practice with a stellar reputation in British Columbia”, the publication highlighted four of our partners:

  • Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. as “a distinguished authority in the employment and labour market” provincially and nationally.
  • Delayne Sartison, Q.C. “commended as a ‘top-notch’ lawyer”, well-known as an expert on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom.
  • Najeeb Hassan, “lauded as a ‘top-rate lawyer’, earned ‘plaudits for his ‘very deep knowledge of labour law’.
  • Greg Heywood ‘singled out for his strength in litigation, where he has built a reputation as a strong opponent’.

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 Named to 2019 Best Lawyers™ List

August 2018

In the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, nine of our lawyers were recognized. This is a 50 percent increase in the number of lawyers highlighted since last year and reaffirms Roper Greyell’s reputation for excellence as one of the most well-respected and recognized workplace law practices in Western Canada.

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 divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

About Roper Greyell

Roper Greyell is one of the largest employment and labour law firms in Western Canada, with 35+ workplace lawyers serving clients in virtually every sector of the economy, including some of the largest and most sophisticated private and public sector employers in British Columbia and across Canada. No matter what the challenge — immediate or long term, simple or complex — we develop proactive strategies to help businesses succeed and prepare for the future.

Roper Greyell Recognized in Chambers Global 2018

February 2018

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has once again been ranked as a leading employment and labour law firm by Chambers Global. Thomas A. Roper, Q.C., Delayne Sartison, Q.C. and Gregory Heywood, were also ranked individually in the latest edition of the annual publication.

Meet our lawyers who have been recognized as leaders in employment and labour law:

Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. is described as a “well respected figure whose practice sees him represent clients in a variety of employment-related litigation.” Tom’s significant contributions to the development of labour legislation in BC over the course of his career is highlighted in the publication.

Chambers highlights Delayne Sartison, Q.C.’s experience in the healthcare sector, workplace human rights claims, collective bargaining and workplace harassment issues. Sources call Delayne: “One of the leading labour lawyers in British Columbia.”

Market commentators describe Gregory Heywood as “a very able and active labour law practitioner.” Greg is described as an employment litigator who “has represented clients in wrongful dismissal cases as well as matters relating to workplace human rights.”

All quotes are from Chambers Global 2018.

About Chambers Global

Chambers Global is a well-respected legal publication that ranks the world’s best lawyers and law firms. Rankings are based on in-depth research and interviews conducted by over 150 highly qualified researchers.

Roper Greyell Named One of the Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques in Canada

January 2018

Roper Greyell has once again been named by the prestigious Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the Top Ten Labour and Employment Boutique law firms in Canada. Considered one of the country’s leading evaluators of performance in the legal sector, Canadian Lawyer biannually compiles a list of Canada’s most notable firms specializing in specific disciplines and asks in-house counsel and senior lawyers from larger firms to rank a shortlist generated by the magazine’s editorial team.

“Our firm was built on a vision of excellence in all we do. This kind of peer recognition is a very gratifying affirmation that we’re achieving the quality of professional service and client satisfaction that every member of our team aspires to deliver every single day”, says Tom Roper, QC, Roper Greyell’s Chair.

Over the past decade, Roper Greyell has grown from a core group of nine employment and labour lawyers to a complement of more than 31 lawyers who are nationally and internationally recognized in the field of workplace law. Today, the firm is one of the most respected and recognized workplace law practices in Western Canada, known for a client-focused approach that has made it a trusted resource for top-tier employers in British Columbia and across the country.

“We’re proud to have some of the country’s best and most innovative practitioners in this particular area of the law. It’s a great boost to all of us to know that our efforts have earned us a national reputation for excellence”, says Tom Roper, QC.

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About Canadian Lawyer

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

Roper Greyell ranked in the 2018 Edition of Legal 500 Canada

December 2017

Roper Greyell is proud to once again be recognized as a leading firm in the area of Labour and Employment Law by Legal 500 Canada. In addition, Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. continues to be ranked individually in the “Leading Lawyers” category. The 2018 edition of the publication noted that Tom ‘has rightly earned the highest respect in the profession.’ Special recognition goes to Jennifer Devins who was featured in the “Next Generation Lawyers” category for the first time.

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Legal 500

One of the world’s largest legal referral guides, The Legal 500 series has been analyzing and ranking the capabilities of law firms across the world for 27 years. Its comprehensive research program is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

Roper Greyell Recognized in Chambers Canada 2018

September 2017

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has once again been ranked as a leading employment and labour law firm in the 2018 edition of Chambers Canada. Thomas A. Roper Q.C., Delayne Sartison Q.C., Gregory J. Heywood and J. Najeeb Hassan were also ranked individually.

Meet the Roper Greyell lawyers who have been recognized for their expertise:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. was first ranked by Chambers and Partners in 2009 and is known for his ‘long-standing practice’. One client praised him as “highly responsive” with another adding that he is “imbued with wisdom.”

One client described Delayne Sartison Q.C. as “one of the best lawyers I’ve dealt with – she’s highly organised, highly responsive and very well prepared.”

Gregory J. Heywood is described by one source as “one of the most tenacious lawyers I’ve worked with.”

J. Najeeb Hassan  is known for his experience with the certification and decertification of unions, collective agreements and managing strikes. One client commented that they relied on his “knowledge and experience to help guide us through complex and contentious labour issues.”

All quotes are from Chambers Canada 2018.

Click here to view the 2018 Chambers Canada Guide.

About Chambers Canada

Chambers Canada is a well-respected legal publication that ranks the world’s best lawyers and law firms. Rankings are based on in-depth research and interviews conducted by over 150 highly qualified researchers.

Roper Greyell is Listed in the 2017 Edition of The Legal 500 Canada

November 2016

Roper Greyell is proud to be recognized as a leading firm in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Canada. In addition, Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. was also recognized individually as a leading employment and labour practitioner in Canada.

Click here for complete rankings.

The Legal 500

One of the world’s largest legal referral guides, The Legal 500 has been analyzing and ranking the capabilities of law firms across the world for 27 years. Its comprehensive research programme is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

Roper Greyell Ranked in the 2017 Edition of Chambers Canada

September 2016

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has been ranked as a leading employment and labour law firm in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada. Thomas A. Roper Q.C., Delayne Sartison Q.C. and Gregory J. Heywood were also ranked individually.

Meet the Roper Greyell lawyers who have been recognized for their expertise:

Thomas A. Roper Q.C.’s “reputation in Vancouver and beyond is of the highest standing.” One source commented: “He is very efficient and very sound in his approach – a leading lawyer.”

Delayne Sartison Q.C. was first ranked by Chambers Global in 2012 and in this year’s guide moved to a Band 2 ranking in British Columbia. Chambers Canada refers to Delayne as a lawyer who “inspires confidence in peers and clients alike” and clients “pinpoint her as ‘a clear leader’ in British Columbia.”

Gregory J. Heywood “earns praise for his skills in litigation and arbitration, and for his flexible approach.” One source described him as “top-notch” and commented: “He understands the industrial relations climate in BC.”

All quotes are from Chambers Canada 2017.

Click here to view the 2017 Chambers Canada Guide.

About Chambers Canada

Chambers Canada is a well-respected legal publication that ranks the world’s best lawyers and law firms. Rankings are based on in-depth research and interviews conducted by over 150 highly qualified researchers.

 

Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2016

June 2016

We are pleased to announce that seven lawyers from Roper Greyell have been recognized as leading employment and labour lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2016.

The lawyers named in this year’s Who’s Who Legal are:

*Lawyer listed for the first time in Who’s Who Legal

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.