Roper Greyell Receives Grade AAA in the 2024 Lexpert/ALM 500 Guide

February 2024

Roper Greyell is pleased to have been recognized as the only firm to receive a Grade AAA ranking in the 2024 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 lawyers in Canada, specifically in the category of Who’s Who: Vancouver for Labour Relations, Employment & Pensions Lawyers.

This distinguished recognition stands as the highest accolade within this category. Roper Greyell is honoured to have attained this notable recognition.

The Lexpert/ALM 500 acknowledges the most highly regarded names in the Canadian legal profession across more than 30 practice areas, providing an essential reference for purchasers of Canadian legal services. Those profiled are identified via an extensive, annual peer survey and are considered the “most frequently recommended lawyers” across Canada.

You can read the full guide here.

Roper Greyell Named as Top Labour & Employment Boutique by Canadian Lawyer

February 2024

Roper Greyell is proud to announce its continued recognition as a leader in Labour and Employment Law, having been named as a Top Labour and Employment Boutique Law Firm in Canada for 2024-25 by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

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.

This popular Leading Boutiques series, launched in 2006 by Canadian Lawyer, has been very well received. The Top Boutique Reports are an outstanding reference for leading lawyers for purposes of referrals and corporate counsel for outsourcing legal work.

Roper Greyell Celebrates the Allard School of Law’s National Labour Arbitration Competition Moot Team

February 2024

Congratulations to Seamus Lim-Heley and Tinashe Muzah, the Allard School of Law’s Moot Team, who, in a nail-biter split decision before the Honorable Malcolm Rowe (Justice, Supreme Court of Canada), Bryan O’Byrne (Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board), and Jennifer Glougie (Chair, BC Labour Relations Board), placed second at the 2024 National Labour Arbitration Competition in Toronto.

Roper Greyell is a proud sponsor of the Competition, in which Jennifer Russell (partner) and Alie Teachman (former articling student, current BCSC clerk, and returning associate), together with Professor Supriya Routh, advised and coached the 2024 Allard School of Law’s Moot Team.

Roper Greyell Appoints Adam Garvin as CEO

January 2024

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Garvin as the new Chief Executive Officer at Roper Greyell, marking a significant chapter in the firm’s history. Adam, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer since joining the firm in 2022, has demonstrated exemplary leadership in overseeing the firm’s business operations.

Sandra Guarascio, a partner and member of Roper Greyell’s Management Committee, attests to Adam’s exceptional qualities, stating, “Adam is a true business leader with exceptional business acumen and a people-centered approach that aligns seamlessly with our firm’s values. His outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to excellence are invaluable assets to our team members and clients alike.”

At the heart of Adam’s leadership philosophy lies a dedication to fostering collaboration. “My goal is to cultivate a team where individual success propels collective success, where we move Roper Greyell’s collective goals forward through cohesion and a shared vision,” affirms Adam. He is committed to enhancing business performance and implementing strategic initiatives in harmony with the firm’s overarching plan and values.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Adam on achieving this significant milestone in his career.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Jennifer Hogan to the Partnership

January 2024

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Hogan has joined the Roper Greyell partnership. Jennifer has played a pivotal role as a valued member of the RG team, having served with distinction as both an Associate and Associate Counsel.

“We are thrilled by the remarkable growth within our firm, and today’s announcement proudly spotlights the exceptional talent thriving within our ranks.” said Graeme McFarlane, a member of Roper Greyell’s Management Committee and a founding partner. “Jennifer exemplifies our commitment to building excellence from within.”

Jennifer advises and represents employers in municipal, education, forestry, and other sectors regarding all areas of labour and employment law, including human rights law. Jennifer’s practice is defined by a strong work ethic and team-centred approach and her strength lies in her ability to transform complex issues into understandable and actionable plans.

We extend our warmest congratulations to Jennifer on this significant milestone and look forward to her continued contributions to advancing the firm’s reputation for excellence.

Roper Greyell Contributes $10,000 to QUEST Outreach Society

December 2023

At Roper Greyell, we are dedicated to making a positive difference in our local community. While the year-end holiday season is typically filled with joy and celebration, we recognize that it can pose challenges for some. In the spirit of giving, this December, Roper Greyell is contributing $10,000 to the QUEST Outreach Society to support their impactful efforts within our community.

Their mission resonates deeply with us, as they bridge the gap between food banks and grocery stores, by providing a shopping experience for those in need based on principles of dignity, access, and sustainability for many in our community. With this contribution, we hope to empower QUEST Outreach Society to continue their vital work, ensuring that more individuals and families have access to nutritious food and a dignified shopping experience.

For more information on QUEST Outreach Society and how you can support their work, visit:

Seven Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in 2023 Edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada

December 2023

We are very pleased to announce that seven Roper Greyell lawyers have been recognized as leading Canadian employment and labour lawyers in the 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada in the area of Labour, Employment & Benefits.

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

Thomas A. Roper K.C.
Delayne Sartison K.C.
Gregory J. Heywood
Sandra Guarascio
Gavin Marshall
Gabrielle Scorer
James D. Kondopulos

About Who’s Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal (WWL) 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. WWL: Labour, Employment & Benefits identifies the leading private practice lawyers with a proven track record in representing and advising management, and senior executives and partners, on all aspects of labour, employment and industrial relations law.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Andrew Hefford

December 2023

Roper Greyell is delighted to announce the addition of Andrew Hefford to the firm.

Andrew joins as an associate, and prior to joining Roper Greyell, gained professional experience at a prominent national business law firm in Vancouver, practicing in Labour and Employment law as well as Commercial Litigation.

Learn more about Andrew here.

Ten Roper Greyell Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2024

August 2023

In the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada™ten Roper Greyell lawyers were recognized for their excellence in the areas of Education, Labour & Employment, and Workers’ Compensation Law. Delayne M. Sartison K.C., was further recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for Vancouver in the area of Education Law (for her work in the education sector on behalf of educational institutions). Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

Additionally, Katie Comley and Sabrina Anis were acknowledged as noteworthy individuals to watch within the legal field, earning the distinction of Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch in Canada.

The lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 Edition are: 

Education Law (representing educational institutions)

Labour and Employment Law

Workers’ Compensation Law

Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch in Canada

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 feedback from their peers for a specific practice area and geographic region.

Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch in Canada recognizes talented up-and-coming lawyers in Canada. The methodology for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada is the same as that of The Best Lawyers in Canada, dependent entirely on a nomination and peer-review process. To be eligible for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada, lawyers must be in private practice and have a tenure of three to eight years.

Roper Greyell Welcomes 2023/24 Articling Students to the Firm

August 2023

Roper Greyell is excited to welcome four incredible 2023/24 Articling Students to the firm: Amanda Scorda, Elizabeth Lotfali, Lara Israel and Talia Behrmann. All four were 2022 Summer Students at RG, and we look forward to offering them hands-on, practical workplace law experience alongside our dynamic team of lawyers and legal professionals.

Welcome back to RG!

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