Gregory J. Heywood

Gregory J. Heywood

604.806.3841 |

Greg* is a founding partner at Roper Greyell and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, responsible for marketing and business development.

Greg is an experienced labour litigator with a reputation as a formidable opponent. His aggressive style and client-side experience are valuable assets for his clients, who can rely on him to fight for them.

He provides strategic advice and representation for employers faced with challenging as well as cooperative labour management relationships. He has represented employers and employees in wrongful dismissal suits and acts for management in labour arbitrations, labour board hearings, human rights tribunal hearings and wrongful dismissal proceedings.

Greg is an active volunteer with many organizations including Access Pro-Bono, North Shore Rescue, Friends for Life Society in Vancouver and Partners in the Horn of Africa. He is also the firm’s representative in the Employment Law Alliance and serves on its board of directors.

Greg delivers focused seminars to clients on a wide variety of employment, labour law and human rights issues. These client focused seminars are an integral component of his commitment to client service.

Greg loves to ski, travel, support the Canucks as well as spend time teasing his colleagues, his wife and three daughters as well as any collateral boyfriends.

*Law corporation

Legal Assistant

Karen Marcoux
Gregory J. Heywood


B.A., Queen’s University
LL.B., University of Victoria

Year of call

British Columbia, 1987
Alberta, 1991


Membership / Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
BC Human Resources Management Association
American Bar Association
Trial Lawyers of British Columbia
The Advocates’ Society
British Columbia Law Society
Alberta Law Society
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)

Listings / Rankings

Martindale Hubbell
Chambers Global, 2013- 2017
Chambers Canada, 2016, 2017
Who’s Who Legal, 2015-2017 – Labour, Employment and Benefits
Lexpert-Ranked Lawyer, 2017