Gregory J. Heywood
Gregory J. Heywood

Gregory J. Heywood

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Greg is a founding partner* at Roper Greyell where he provides strategic and practical advice to employers on labour and employment issues in the workplace.

Greg has over 30 years of experience as a labour litigator with a respected reputation as a formidable opponent. Known for his resilient advocacy for his clients and aggressive cross-examination skills , clients can rely on Greg to fight for them. He has had experience as a client himself, so he knows what to expect in representation and how to best provide for his clients.

“The most important thing a lawyer can do is avoid surprises, in the invoice and the result”

Greg represents management and employees in wrongful dismissal lawsuits, labour arbitrations, labour board hearings, human rights tribunal hearings and wrongful dismissal proceedings. Greg has also represented unionized employers in grievance arbitrations and workplace discrimination cases based on age, sex, religion and ethnicity.

Committed to client success and long-term positive outcomes, Greg also delivers focused seminars to clients on a wide variety of employment, labour law and workplace human rights issues.

Greg is an active volunteer with many organizations including Access Pro-Bono, and North Shore Rescue. He is also the firm’s representative in the Employment Law Alliance, serves as vice president and sits on the board of directors. With his connections with the ELA, Greg can draw upon thousands of lawyers in over 130 countries to assist with any client needs.

Outside of work, Greg is a Vancouver Canucks fan who loves to ski and travel. He is very thankful for his life partner and their three wonderful daughters, now young women. He especially loves Whistler and the interior mountains of BC. Greg is passionate about exploring both Canada and the world.  He enjoys exploring new places for the priceless learnings that come from understanding different cultures and seeing different perspectives.

*Law corporation

Education

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

Year of call

British Columbia, 1987
Alberta, 1991

Publications

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

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