Delayne is a founding partner* of Roper Greyell. A trusted advisor, negotiator and advocate, she advises employers on all aspects of management-side labour, employment and human rights issues in the workplace.
Delayne is a creative yet focused lawyer who efficiently and effectively applies her vast experience to address a wide variety of workplace law challenges facing both public and private organizations. She thrives on partnering with her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes, whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation.
Delayne provides strategic direction, advice, advocacy and leadership to employers facing complex organizational challenges or disputes in their unionized workplaces
Particularly known for her experience in health sector labour relations, and advising on the application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to collective agreements and collective bargaining, Delayne has also worked with clients on restructuring within the contexts of contracting out work where union agreement restrictions apply, and in the sale or transfer of a business. Other areas of focus include accommodating employees with disabilities (including mental health and addiction challenges), sensitive workplace harassment and conflict, labour arbitration, managing and planning for change in a unionized environment, and bargaining unit structure.
Outside of her practice, Delayne is a committed soccer mom and is a fan and supporter of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Ballet BC. A lifelong lover of dance, Delayne admired performances from upper balcony seats during law school, and remains captivated by the artistry on stage today, albeit from better seats.
B.Admin, University of Regina
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School
Year of call
British Columbia, 1992
King’s Counsel, 2011
Basic “Work for Pay” Bargain at the Core of the Employment Relationship
Constitutional Protection for The Right to Strike: Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4
COVID-19 Update – March 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update – March 24, 2020
Do Employees Have an Expectation of Privacy in Their Text Messages?
Ontario Employer Not Liable for Harassing Conduct between Employees
The Value of Well-Drafted Employment Contracts: Oudin v. Le Centre Francophone de Toronto, 2015 ONSC 6494 (S.C.J.)
Membership / Affiliations
Canadian Bar Association
Chartered Professionals in Human Resources BC & Yukon
Board of the BC Centre for Ability (Vice President)
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Member of Canadian Institute’s Employment & Labour Law Review Editorial Board
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (U.S.)
Listings / Rankings
Best Lawyers in Canada, 2011-2023 (Employment and Labour Law, Education Law)
Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year (Vancouver), 2018, 2021 & 2023
Best Lawyers Global Business Edition, 2020 (Employment and Labour Law, Education Law)
Chambers Canada, 2016-2023
Who’s Who Legal, 2015-2021 Labour, Employment and Benefits
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2016-2022, Repeatedly Recommended for “Employment Law – Employer” and Consistently Recommended for “Labour Relations – Management”, “Workplace Human Rights – Employer”