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Thomas A. Roper Q.C. Inducted Into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

November 2015

Thomas A. Roper Q.C. was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers at a ceremony in Philadelphia, PA on November 7, 2015.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is the preeminent body of labour and employment lawyers in North America. Election as a Fellow is the highest form of recognition by one’s peers for outstanding professional achievement, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence in the area of labour and employment law. This honour is a reflection of Tom’s dedication and exceptional service to clients, colleagues and the community.

“Tom has been an outstanding leader in the labour and employment law profession and community for over 40 years. His work has assisted and guided employers in virtually every facet of our economy. This recognition by the College is an acknowledgment of Tom’s outstanding talent, dedication, service and overall contribution to the development of labour and employment law in North America.” Delayne Sartison Q.C.

Tom’s induction to the College is the latest in a series of recent awards celebrating his significant contributions to the legal and human resource management communities. In 2014, he was honoured with the Peter S Hyndman Mentorship Award for mentorship within the legal profession, and in April of this year, he was presented with the 2015 Honorary Lifetime Membership from The Human Resources Management Association (HRMA).

Tom continues his work as one of the founding partners of Vancouver law firm, Roper Greyell LLP. Roper Greyell is one of Western Canada’s largest boutique employment and labour law firms.

About The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was founded in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. It began as a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of the profession and its many audiences.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Associate, Christopher Munroe

November 2015

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome new associate, Christopher Munroe to the firm. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Chris articled and practiced at a national firm in Vancouver. Chris was called to the British Columbia bar in 2013.

Roper Greyell Welcomes New Partner, Geoffrey Howard

October 2015

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome Geoffrey Howard to the partnership.

Geoff brings 26 years of in-depth knowledge and experience to the partnership table, having formerly been a senior partner in the labour and employment group at one of Canada’s largest national law firms.

Geoff’s practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship, including employment disputes in the courts and tribunals. Geoff is a skilled and resourceful litigator who passionately represents his clients with high attention to detail.

“The addition of Geoff to our partnership further strengthens our employment and labour practice, adding top-tier litigation expertise that will benefit our public and private sector clients,” said Tom Roper, Roper Greyell’s Chair. “We are very excited to welcome Geoff to Roper Greyell. Geoff shares our values and commitment to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation and strategic advice in all areas of employment and labour law.”

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.

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