Roper Greyell Ranked as 5-Star Employment Law Firm for 2022 by Canadian HR Reporter

January 2022

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has been ranked as a 5-Star Employment Law Firm for 2022 by Canadian HR Reporter. Additionally, Thomas A. Roper Q.C. and  were ranked as 5-Star Employment Lawyers for 2022.

The full list of ranked firms and lawyers, with ranking methodology and quotation from Sandra, is here.

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Global Elite 2022

January 2022

We are pleased to announce that Thomas A. Roper Q.C. has been recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader in the 2022 edition of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Global Elite. 

Who’s Who Legal includes the following commentary:

WWL Thought Leaders: Global Elite brings together the insight, expertise and wisdom of some of the world’s foremost lawyers and experts in a single report, featuring Q&As with dozens of eminent practitioners across multiple practice areas. These individuals obtained the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources in our most recent research cycle.

Through interviews with the practitioners themselves, Thought Leaders: Global Elite aims to shine a light on what puts these lawyers and experts at the peak of the profession. They are worthy of special mention owing not only to their vast expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge legal matters, but also their ability to innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.

The 2022 WWL Thought Leaders: Global Elite listings can be viewed here. 

Happy Retirement, Deb!

December 2021

Roper Greyell’s long-time research paralegal, Deborah Hall, will be retiring from the firm as of December 31, 2021.

Deborah first came into the realm of what would become Roper Greyell in 1992, as a temporary legal assistant for a lawyer in Tom Roper’s labour and employment group at a national firm. Deborah sat next to Tom’s assistant, and when Tom’s assistant went away, Deborah was called back to cover for them.

In September 1993, Deborah completed her paralegal certificate and training and joined Tom again in the labour group. Deborah learned the ins and outs of labour law working with Tom and via receiving paper copies of leading cases from the Labour Relations Board, which she would summarize and send out to the firm. Deborah found her niche with labour law and thoroughly enjoyed it from the start. The rest is history!

Deborah’s favourite memory from her career have been the learning opportunities throughout the years – she enjoys being able to give quick answers, and has also enjoyed learning about things such as contempt proceedings and strike work. Deborah has also enjoyed watching the career growth of the firm’s lawyers, including those who started at the firm as summer students and returned for articles, eventually becoming associates and partners!

Deborah says that the greatest thing about Roper Greyell, and the thing she will miss the most, are the people, and the time she has been fortunate to spend with them. Deborah is looking forward to dedicating time to her creative endeavours, including creating art, practicing yoga, and walking along the Seawall.

Congratulations on an incredible career, Deborah, and all the very best in your retirement, from all of us at Roper Greyell.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Janna Crown

December 2021

We are pleased to welcome Janna Crown to the firm.

Janna practices in all areas of employment and labour law with a focus on human rights, labour law, and WorkSafeBC matters. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Janna maintained a human rights, employment and labour, and professional regulatory practice at a boutique Vancouver firm, having previously completed her articles at Roper Greyell before being called to the British Columbia bar in 2020.

Learn more about Janna here.

Roper Greyell Ranked as One of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022

November 2021

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has been ranked by The Globe and Mail and Statista as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.

The list of Canada’s Best Law Firms was created based on 6,500 recommendations from lawyers (peer-to-peer) and clients (corporate legal departments). Only 200 law firms are being recognized in 28 practice areas.

Roper Greyell was ranked within the top 4 for Labour & Employment Law and Human Rights & Immigration Law. These rankings are based on the number of recommendations received for a firm in a respective legal field.

To view the complete list, visit:

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.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Mohammad Shahidian as Accounting Manager

August 2021

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Mohammad Shahidian to the firm as Accounting Manager.

Mohammad has over 7 years of experience in the legal industry, including regional and national full-service firms. His accounting experience also includes working within the post-secondary education and building supplies industries.

Learn more about Mohammad here.

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!

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Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Kate Jones

August 2021

Roper Greyell is pleased to congratulate Kate Jones on joining the firm as an Associate lawyer, after previously summering and articling with the firm.

Kate practices in all areas of workplace law, including human rights, workplace investigations, and all aspects of the litigation process. Congratulations Kate on your call to the bar!

Learn more about Kate here.

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.