Roper Greyell Ranked as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutique Law Firms

January 2016

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has been ranked as one of Canadian Lawyer’s top 10 labour and employment boutique firms in Canada. “Roper Greyell has long been noted for excellence, and Tom Roper particularly is undoubtedly one of the leading labour lawyers in the nation” said one survey participant.

Canadian Lawyer selected Canada’s top labour and employment boutique firms by asking in-house counsel and senior lawyers from larger firms to rank notable boutique firms from a shortlist generated by editorial staff.

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Canadian Lawyer is a Thomson Reuters publication that is published 11 times a year. Reporting on the Canadian legal landscape, Canadian Lawyer delivers focused editorial content for lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, law professors, and students-at-law.

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. Inducted Into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

November 2015

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers at a ceremony in Philadelphia, PA on November 7, 2015.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is the preeminent body of labour and employment lawyers in North America. Election as a Fellow is the highest form of recognition by one’s peers for outstanding professional achievement, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence in the area of labour and employment law. This honour is a reflection of Tom’s dedication and exceptional service to clients, colleagues and the community.

“Tom has been an outstanding leader in the labour and employment law profession and community for over 40 years. His work has assisted and guided employers in virtually every facet of our economy. This recognition by the College is an acknowledgment of Tom’s outstanding talent, dedication, service and overall contribution to the development of labour and employment law in North America.” Delayne Sartison Q.C.

Tom’s induction to the College is the latest in a series of recent awards celebrating his significant contributions to the legal and human resource management communities. In 2014, he was honoured with the Peter S Hyndman Mentorship Award for mentorship within the legal profession, and in April of this year, he was presented with the 2015 Honorary Lifetime Membership from The Human Resources Management Association (HRMA).

Tom continues his work as one of the founding partners of Vancouver law firm, Roper Greyell LLP. Roper Greyell is one of Western Canada’s largest boutique employment and labour law firms.

About The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was founded in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. It began as a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of the profession and its many audiences.

Roper Greyell is Listed in the 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 Canada

October 2015

Roper Greyell is proud to be recognized as a leading firm in the 2016 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.

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 is Ranked in the 2016 Edition of Chambers Canada

October 2015

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

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

Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. is noted as ‘a highly respected litigator with experience of a broad range of employment and labour disputes.’ One client commented: ‘He can take any complicated issue, analyse it and relay practical advice that is clear and understandable. He makes himself available for any issue that may arise.’

Delayne Sartison, Q.C. is described by clients as ‘calm, confident and reassuring’ counsel who presents ‘sound reasoning and logical arguments’ and represents their interests with ‘perseverance and veracity.’

Gregory J. Heywood is ‘very smart and practical’ and ‘has a great way with clients, speaks in plain English and engenders a lot of confidence.’

All quotes are from Chambers Canada 2016.

About Chambers and Partners

The Chambers Guides have been ranking the world’s top lawyers and firms for over 20 years. Rankings are based on in-depth research and extensive peer and client interviews conducted by over 150 highly qualified researchers. Chambers Canada was published for the first time in October 2015 and will be published annually every October.

Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. receives 2015 Honorary Lifetime Membership from The Human Resources Management Association

April 2015

The Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) will present Tom Roper with a Honorary Lifetime Membership at its annual awards luncheon on April 29, 2015.

Each year, HRMA celebrates industry leading professionals who have made a significant impact in the human resources community. Candidates are nominated by three fellow HRMA association members and the prestigious status is then granted by the Board of Directors. This year, HRMA is celebrating three recipients: Thomas A. Roper, Q.C., Betsy Gibbons and David Yarmish, CHRP.

Tom served as President in 1989-90 and remains an active member of the association. He has been a strategic advisor to the human resources community and dedicated to educating HR professionals on the business of employment and labour law. As a mentor, Tom shares his passion, experience and knowledge of the law with other lawyers at his firm and throughout the legal community.

Lynn Joly, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources at Royal Roads University and a member of Tom’s nominating committee wrote, “I feel honored to have been able to work with Tom over many years and learn so much from him. He holds the highest standards of conduct in his legal practice and with his clients.”

Tom was appointed Queens Counsel in 1998 and is consistently recognized by his peers for his contributions to the legal industry. He is highly ranked in LEXPERT’s Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, and Best Lawyers’ International. Tom was also chosen as Lawyer of the Year in Labour and Employment Law (Vancouver), in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers.

This Honorary Life Membership is an acknowledgment of Tom’s 40 years of dedication and outstanding achievement within the human resources community.

Roper Greyell is Ranked in the 2015 Edition of Chambers Global

March 2015

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has once again been ranked as a leading employment and labour law firm in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global. Thomas A. Roper, Q.C., Delayne Sartison, Q.C. and Gregory Heywood were also ranked individually.

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

Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. is a “litigation specialist who maintains a thoroughly varied labour and employment practice.” One peer commented: “first-rate lawyer” who is “one of the big guns.”

Delayne Sartison, Q.C. is a “founding partner who was first ranked in Chambers Global 2012. She has notable expertise in management-side employment and health sector labour relations.”

Gregory Heywood “specialises in matters relating to labour law and is frequently involved in human rights tribunal hearings.” One peer commented: “He has a thriving practice and is well regarded.”

All quotes are from Chambers Global 2015.

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.

Peter S Hyndman Mentorship Award Recipient

November 2014

The Vancouver Bar Association presented Thomas A. Roper, QC with the Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award at its annual general meeting held on November 20, 2014.

This prestigious annual award recognizes legal professionals who have provided guidance and mentorship to others in the legal industry. Past recipients of the award are William S. Berardino, QC, Richard C. Peck, QC, Leonard T. Doust, QC, Leon Getz, QC, Robert G. Ward, QC, Bruce R. Grist, and Donald W. Yule QC.

Tom exemplifies what it means to be a mentor. His extraordinary enthusiasm, integrity and generosity have taught so many what it truly means to practice law at the highest level. Anyone that knows Tom will not be surprised that he is this year’s recipient of the mentorship award.

As an endorser of Tom’s nomination, Delayne Sartison, QC wrote, “Tom is generous with both his vast knowledge and his time and is a true collaborator by nature. Despite his well-deserved personal reputation as a pre-eminent labour and employment lawyer, Tom has been and remains devoted to the development of his “team” whom he regularly, consciously and publicly credits with shared successes. Tom does not develop students, associates or junior partners to support his work behind the scenes. Tom treats his colleagues, no matter their status or year of call, as valuable colleagues. Those around him benefit immensely and develop legal and practice management skills much more rapidly than they would without a team-focussed mentor like Tom.”

Over the past 40 years, Tom has been recognized by his peers and others for the contribution he makes to the legal industry. In 1998 he was appointed Queens Counsel, he is highly ranked in LEXPERT’s Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, and Best Lawyers’ International. In 2014 Roper was chosen as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year in Labour and Employment Law in Vancouver.

The Peter S. Hyndman award is just one more acknowledgment of Tom’s impact on his chosen profession and his firm . Roper Greyell is proud to have Tom on its team. His leadership continues to propel us to excellence and has resulted in a phenomenal team of lawyers and staff.

First Winner of Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Student Award

September 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Jill Karras is the winner of the Roper Greyell LLP Course Prize at TRU’s Faculty of Law. The prize is awarded to the student with the highest final mark in the upper years course in the J.D. program. Congratulations to Jill!

Roper Greyell Lawyers Named in Best Lawyers®

August 2014

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to announce that the following seven lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Jeevyn Dhaliwal, Immigration Law Sandra Guarascio, Labour and Employment Law James D. Kondopulos, Labour and Employment Law Duncan MacPhail, Labour and Employment Law Thomas A. Roper QC, Labour and Employment Law Delayne M. Sartison QC, Labour and Employment Law Gabrielle Scorer, Labour and Employment Law

Read the full announcement here.