Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide Names Thomas A. Roper Q.C. to Leading Lawyer List

December 2016

We are pleased to announce that Thomas A. Roper Q.C. has been selected for inclusion in The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Lexpert®/ALM 500).

Click here to view the complete guide.

Employment Insurance Changes Coming

December 2016

Effective January 1, 2017, changes are coming to the Employment Insurance (“EI”) scheme that will reduce the waiting period for EI benefits from two weeks to one week.

This change will apply to regular and special benefits, including pregnancy, parental, compassionate care, and sickness benefits. The total number of weeks of available benefits is not impacted by the legislative changes.

The reduction in the waiting period may have an impact on employers who offer supplemental or top-up payments that coordinate with EI pregnancy, parental, sickness, or other special benefits. The change may also affect employers whose disability benefits are payable only after employees have exhausted all available EI sickness benefits.

If you require assistance regarding the impact of these legislative changes on your workplace or any workplace policies or benefit plans, please contact us.

Roper Greyell is Listed in the 2017 Edition of The Legal 500 Canada

November 2016

Roper Greyell is proud to be recognized as a leading firm in the 2017 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.

Click here for complete rankings.

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 Lawyers Named to Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016

November 2016

We are pleased to announce that seven Roper Greyell lawyers have been ranked in the 2016 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.
Michael Wagner
Sandra Guarascio
Gavin Marshall
James D Kondopulos

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.

Roper Greyell Featured on

October 2016

James D. Kondopulos highlights five critical mistakes to avoid in the lead-up to labour arbitration. For more details, please read our article on or click here to register for our 2016 Labour Arbitration Update.

Roper Greyell Ranked in the 2017 Edition of Chambers Canada

September 2016

We are pleased to announce that Roper Greyell has been ranked as a leading employment and labour law firm in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada. Thomas A. Roper Q.C., Delayne Sartison Q.C. and Gregory J. Heywood were also ranked individually.

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

Thomas A. Roper Q.C.’s “reputation in Vancouver and beyond is of the highest standing.” One source commented: “He is very efficient and very sound in his approach – a leading lawyer.”

Delayne Sartison Q.C. was first ranked by Chambers Global in 2012 and in this year’s guide moved to a Band 2 ranking in British Columbia. Chambers Canada refers to Delayne as a lawyer who “inspires confidence in peers and clients alike” and clients “pinpoint her as ‘a clear leader’ in British Columbia.”

Gregory J. Heywood “earns praise for his skills in litigation and arbitration, and for his flexible approach.” One source described him as “top-notch” and commented: “He understands the industrial relations climate in BC.”

All quotes are from Chambers Canada 2017.

Click here to view the 2017 Chambers Canada Guide.

About Chambers Canada

Chambers Canada 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, Tamara Navaratnam

September 2016

Roper Greyell is pleased to welcome new associate Tamara Navaratnam to the firm.

Tamara graduated from the Juris Doctor program at the University of Victoria in May 2015. During her time in law school, Tamara volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada as a Tenancy Advocate. She spent her final semester abroad studying at the National University of Singapore.

Prior to joining Roper Greyell, Tamara articled at a large regional firm in Vancouver.

Pro Bono Going Public 2016

September 2016

In September, over 100 lawyers will provide free legal advice in New Westminster, Vancouver, Kelowna and Victoria to raise awareness and funds for BC’s pro bono programs.

On September 9th, our own Gregory J. Heywood, Julie Menten and Christopher Munroe participated in Access Pro Bono Going Public 2016 at Victory Square Park in Vancouver.

We are proud to have raised over $9,000 to support Access Pro Bono programs across the province.

To read more about Access Pro Bono Going Public 2016 click here.



Roper Greyell Featured on

September 2016

Jennifer Russell shares five important tips business owners need to keep in mind before moving forward with any workplace investigation. For more details, please read our article on

Best Lawyers Recognizes Roper Greyell Lawyers

August 2016

We are pleased to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been listed in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.  Lawyers were selected based on feedback from peers within their region and legal practice areas.

Join us in congratulating the following lawyers:

Click here to view the Best Lawyers website.

About Best Lawyers

Since 1983, Best Lawyers has become a definitive guide to legal excellence. The peer-review publication is based on a confidential survey in which thousands of leading lawyers rank the legal abilities of other lawyers in specific practice areas.

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