Delayne Sartison K.C.

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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.

*Law corporation



B.Admin, University of Regina
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School

Year of call

Ontario, 1989*
British Columbia, 1992
Queens Counsel (now Kings Counsel), 2011

*not active


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, Lawyer of the Year – Labour and Employment: 2018, 2023 and Lawyer of the Year – Education Law: 2021, 2024
Best Lawyers in Canada, 2011-2024
Best Lawyers Global Business Edition, 2020 (Education Law, Employment and Labour Law)
Canadian HR Reporter 5-Star Employment Lawyer, 2023
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2016-2024, Recommended for “Employment Law – Employer”, “Labour Relations – Management”, “Workplace Human Rights – Employer”
Chambers Canada, 2016-2024
Who’s Who Legal, 2023 Thought Leader: Labour and Employment
Who’s Who Legal, 2023 – Global: Labour, Employment and Benefits
Who’s Who Legal, 2023 – Canada: Labour, Employment and Benefits
Who’s Who Legal, 2015 – 2022 – Labour, Employment and Benefits

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