Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate Shayna Clarke

April 2024

Roper Greyell is pleased to announce Shayna Clarke has joined the firm as an associate.

Shayna joins Roper Greyell from a full-service law firm, where she brings experience in litigation, collapsed real estate deals, contract disputes, employment matters, injunctions, and plans of arrangements. We’re excited to welcome Shayna to the firm and look forward to the valuable contributions she’ll make toward delivering quality service to our clients.

Learn more about Shayna here.

Roper Greyell Welcomes Two New Associates to the Firm

April 2024

Roper Greyell proudly welcomes two new associates, Kiran Mangat and Jacky Xu, to the firm.

Kiran Mangat joins Roper Greyell with experience in employment and personal injury law, as well as in commercial, construction, and general civil litigation. Jacky Xu brings valuable expertise from his previous role at a regional mid-sized labour, employment, and litigation firm – with a strong background in researching labour board and arbitration case law.

We look forward to their valuable contributions to our firm’s continued success in enhancing our ability to serve our clients and achieve our goals.

Roper Greyell Named as Most Trusted Employment Law Firm for 2024

March 2024

Roper Greyell is honoured to be named the Most Trusted Employment Law Firm for 2024 in British Columbia at the HR & Employment Awards presented by Corporate Vision. This acknowledgment is a testament to Roper Greyell’s unwavering commitment to excellence and client satisfaction, reinforcing our position as a leader in workplace law.

About the HR & Employment Awards
Corporate Vision’s HR & Employment Awards 2024 have been established to pay adequate respect to the invaluable Human Resources professionals, and those who work to support them, who are a vital component of the success of all businesses and organizations.


Roper Greyell Selected as an Excellence Awardee at the Annual Canadian Law Awards

March 2024

Roper Greyell is delighted to announce that it has been recognized as an Excellence Awardee in the category of ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year’, at the annual Canadian Law Awards in partnership with LEAP Legal Software, presented by Lexpert and supported by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

This nomination reflects the firm’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and unwavering dedication to surpassing expectations in our commitment to delivering superior legal services.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious awards gala on Thursday, May 9 in Toronto. You can learn more about the award categories here.

Fourteen Roper Greyell Lawyers Listed in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

March 2024

Roper Greyell is pleased to announce that fourteen RG lawyers have been included in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

The addition of six new honorees reflects the continued growth and dedication of Roper Greyell’s legal team, expanding upon last year’s impressive showing of eight recognized lawyers.

These lawyers have been recognized as some of the leading legal practitioners across Canada based on an extensive peer survey process for 2024. They have been honoured as leading employment, labour, workplace human rights, occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation law practitioners.

The following Roper Greyell lawyers have been honored in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:

Thomas A. Roper K.C.
Delayne Sartison K.C.
Gregory J. Heywood
Gabrielle Scorer
Gavin Marshall
Sandra Guarascio
James D. Kondopulos
Jennifer Devins
Danny Bernstein
Maggie Campbell
Alissa Demerse
Ryan Copeland
Mike Hamata
Christopher Munroe

Their inclusion in this respected directory reflects their unwavering commitment to excellence and their contributions to the legal landscape across Canada.

The Directory can be viewed here.

About Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (the Canadian Lexpert Directory), published since 1997, is based on an extensive peer survey process. It includes profiles of leading practitioners across Canada in 66 practice areas and leading law firms in 41 practice areas.

The publication also features articles highlighting current legal issues and recent developments of importance written by leading practitioners across Canada.

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.

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