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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.
Gregory J Heywood
Delayne Sartison Q.C.
Sandra Guarascio
James D Kondopulos

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.

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.

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.

Employment Law Alliance Newsletter, July 2018

July 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 July issue.

Julie Menten Joins Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction’s Board of Directors

July 2018

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has announced the appointment of Julie Menten to its Board of Directors. Julie joins 12 other members who are either appointed by the Governor in Council or recruited from a variety of sectors to support CCSA’s mandate of reducing the harms of alcohol and other drugs on Canadians.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Julie was a psychotherapist and clinician for over a decade, serving as a child protection social worker on an Aboriginal Family Services team and as a clinician with the Centre for Children and Families. “Ms. Menten’s expertise working with youth and families is a significant addition to our Board,” said CCSA Board Chair Vaughan Dowie. “Substance use issues involving youth and families are a key focus for CCSA.”

A champion for mental health, Julie also serves as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s National Bottom Line Conference and is a Board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, North and West Vancouver Branch.

About the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction was established in 1988 by an Act of Parliament with all-party support to provide national leadership in reducing the harms of alcohol and other drugs on Canadians.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Jordan Michaux

July 2018

We are pleased to welcome Jordan Michaux to the firm.

Born in Vancouver and raised in Nelson, Jordan graduated from the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law in 2013. After a clerkship at the B.C. Supreme Court he practiced for two years at a large regional employment and labour law firm in Toronto before returning to B.C.

A member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Jordan has made privacy his primary area of focus and looks forward to contributing his expertise in this area. He is pleased to have found a professional home at Roper Greyell both because of the firm’s strong privacy practice and a culture he describes as “energetic, young, talented, and intentionally creative.”

Learn more about Jordan here.

 

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