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Roper Greyell LLP Names Two New Partners, Maggie Campbell and Mike Hamata

January 2019

Roper Greyell LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Maggie Campbell and Mike Hamata as new partners of the firm.

“We are thrilled to welcome Maggie Campbell and Mike Hamata into the partnership,” says Thomas A. Roper Q.C., Chair of Roper Greyell LLP. “Their exceptional knowledge of employment and labour law, and strategic focus on delivering practical solutions for clients will further elevate our capabilities and ensure that our clients are well-served.”

Maggie Campbell represents employers on all aspects of employment relations.  She regularly conducts investigations and advises clients on human rights and employment issues, including terminations, wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, employment contracts and statutory employment obligations. Ms. Campbell has represented clients before the British Columbia courts, the Human Rights Tribunal and the Employment Standards Tribunal.

Mike Hamata practises in all areas of employment and labour law. Working primarily as a litigation lawyer, Mr. Hamata assists federally and provincially regulated employers with discipline and policy grievances, picketing injunctions, strike planning, collective bargaining, wrongful dismissals, human rights, workers compensation, and employment standards complaints. He regularly appears at all levels of court in British Columbia and before administrative tribunals, including the B.C. Labour Relations Board, Canadian Industrial Relations Board and federal and provincial human rights tribunals.

Ms. Campbell and Mr. Hamata joined Roper Greyell LLP in 2017 as associate counsel and associate, respectively.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, December 2018

December 2018

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Regional Employment Law Briefings, December 2018

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Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, November 2018

November 2018

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Click here to read the November 2018 issue.

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.

Click here to view the complete list of Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2018.

About Who’s Who Legal

Since 1996, Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. It is impossible to buy entry into this publication.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, October 2018

October 2018

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Click here to read the October 2018 issue.

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.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, September 2018

September 2018

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Click here to read the September 2018 issue.

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.

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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.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, August 2018

August 2018

Roper Greyell is proud to be the exclusive representative of the  Employment Law Alliance (ELA) in British Columbia. The ELA is the largest network of labor and employment lawyers worldwide. This monthly publication is a vehicle by which ELA firms can provide timely legal information to global clients.

Click here to read the August issue.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Melissa Neate

July 2018

We are pleased to welcome Melissa Neate to the firm.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Melissa  graduated from Peter A. Allard Law School at the University of British Columbia in 2016 and was called to the B.C. Bar in May, 2017.

Coming from a local business family, Melissa has been gaining experience and knowledge of the local commercial scene since childhood. Her goal is to bring the business acumen she has acquired over the years to her clients’ employment and human rights challenges.

Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Melissa practiced employment and labour law at a large international firm in Vancouver.

Learn more about Melissa here.

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