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Roper Greyell is Listed in the 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 Canada

October 2015

Roper Greyell is proud to be recognized as a leading firm in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 Canada. In addition, Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. was also recognized individually as a leading employment and labour practitioner in Canada.

The Legal 500

One of the world’s largest legal referral guides, The Legal 500 has been analyzing and ranking the capabilities of law firms across the world for 27 years. Its comprehensive research programme is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

Roper Greyell is Ranked in the 2016 Edition of Chambers Canada

October 2015

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has been ranked as a leading employment and labour law firm in the inaugural edition of Chambers Canada. In addition, Thomas A. Roper, Q.C., Delayne Sartison, Q.C. and Gregory J. Heywood were also recognized as a leading employment and labour practitioners in Canada.

Meet the Roper Greyell lawyers who have been recognized for their expertise:

Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. is noted as ‘a highly respected litigator with experience of a broad range of employment and labour disputes.’ One client commented: ‘He can take any complicated issue, analyse it and relay practical advice that is clear and understandable. He makes himself available for any issue that may arise.’

Delayne Sartison, Q.C. is described by clients as ‘calm, confident and reassuring’ counsel who presents ‘sound reasoning and logical arguments’ and represents their interests with ‘perseverance and veracity.’

Gregory J. Heywood is ‘very smart and practical’ and ‘has a great way with clients, speaks in plain English and engenders a lot of confidence.’

All quotes are from Chambers Canada 2016.

About Chambers and Partners

The Chambers Guides have been ranking the world’s top lawyers and firms for over 20 years. Rankings are based on in-depth research and extensive peer and client interviews conducted by over 150 highly qualified researchers. Chambers Canada was published for the first time in October 2015 and will be published annually every October.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Danny Bernstein

September 2015

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome, new associate, Danny Bernstein to the firm. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Danny practiced law in Australia and at a national firm in Ottawa. Danny was called to the Western Australian bar in 2007, the Ontario bar in 2010 and the British Columbia bar in 2015.

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. Reelected to the BC Business Council Board of Governors

June 2015

We are pleased to announce that Tom Roper has been elected to serve another three year term as a member of the Board of Governors of the Business Council of British Columbia.

The Business Council of British Columbia is a non-partisan association made up of 260 leading companies, post-secondary institutions and organizations from across BC’s diverse economy, which collectively support hundreds of thousands of jobs across the province. For more information please visit their website.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Brandon Hillis

June 2015

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome, new associate, Brandon Hillis to the firm. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Brandon summered, articled and practiced as a labour and employment associate at a national law firm in Vancouver. Brandon was called to the British Columbia bar in 2012.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, David Louie

May 2015

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome, new associate, David Louie to the firm. David joined the firm as a Summer Student in 2013, and completed his articles with the firm. David was called to the British Columbia bar in 2015.

Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. receives 2015 Honorary Lifetime Membership from The Human Resources Management Association

April 2015

The Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) will present Tom Roper with a Honorary Lifetime Membership at its annual awards luncheon on April 29, 2015.

Each year, HRMA celebrates industry leading professionals who have made a significant impact in the human resources community. Candidates are nominated by three fellow HRMA association members and the prestigious status is then granted by the Board of Directors. This year, HRMA is celebrating three recipients: Thomas A. Roper, Q.C., Betsy Gibbons and David Yarmish, CHRP.

Tom served as President in 1989-90 and remains an active member of the association. He has been a strategic advisor to the human resources community and dedicated to educating HR professionals on the business of employment and labour law. As a mentor, Tom shares his passion, experience and knowledge of the law with other lawyers at his firm and throughout the legal community.

Lynn Joly, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources at Royal Roads University and a member of Tom’s nominating committee wrote, “I feel honored to have been able to work with Tom over many years and learn so much from him. He holds the highest standards of conduct in his legal practice and with his clients.”

Tom was appointed Queens Counsel in 1998 and is consistently recognized by his peers for his contributions to the legal industry. He is highly ranked in LEXPERT’s Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, and Best Lawyers’ International. Tom was also chosen as Lawyer of the Year in Labour and Employment Law (Vancouver), in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers.

This Honorary Life Membership is an acknowledgment of Tom’s 40 years of dedication and outstanding achievement within the human resources community.

Roper Greyell is Ranked in the 2015 Edition of Chambers Global

March 2015

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has once again been ranked as a leading employment and labour law firm in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global. Thomas A. Roper, Q.C., Delayne Sartison, Q.C. and Gregory Heywood were also ranked individually.

Meet the Roper Greyell lawyers who have been recognized for their expertise:

Thomas A. Roper, Q.C. is a “litigation specialist who maintains a thoroughly varied labour and employment practice.” One peer commented: “first-rate lawyer” who is “one of the big guns.”

Delayne Sartison, Q.C. is a “founding partner who was first ranked in Chambers Global 2012. She has notable expertise in management-side employment and health sector labour relations.”

Gregory Heywood “specialises in matters relating to labour law and is frequently involved in human rights tribunal hearings.” One peer commented: “He has a thriving practice and is well regarded.”

All quotes are from Chambers Global 2015.

About Chambers Global

Chambers Global is a well-respected legal publication that ranks the world’s best lawyers and law firms. Rankings are based on in-depth research and interviews conducted by over 150 highly qualified researchers.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Meaghan McWhinnie

March 2015

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome, new associate, Meaghan McWhinnie to the firm. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Meaghan articled and practiced at a national firm in Toronto. Meaghan was called to the Ontario bar in 2013 and the British Columbia bar in 2015.

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