Jennifer Devins

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Jennifer is a partner at Roper Greyell where she advises employers in all areas of labour, employment, and human rights law.

Jennifer provides strategic advice regarding the management of workplace legal issues in both unionized and non-unionized environments. Jennifer’s clients include school boards, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, health authorities, retailers, and other private corporations.

Clients can draw from Jennifer’s depth of experience. She has managed cases involving constitutional, novel, and sensitive issues, particularly those related to harassment, human rights, school law, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Responsive, efficient, and knowledgeable, Jennifer has represented her clients before the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of court in British Columbia, the Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, the Employment Standards Tribunal, and labour arbitrators.

Jennifer is also regularly retained as an independent investigator on code of conduct complaints or complex complaints of misconduct, bullying, harassment, or assault.

Jennifer is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of labour and employment law topics, particularly in the areas of human rights and investigations.

Jennifer is currently the Ethics Commissioner for the City of New Westminster, performing advisory, investigative, and educational services to support fair and transparent governance in relation to the Council Code of Conduct Bylaw.

Outside of the office, when Jennifer isn’t watching her kids’ many sporting and other activities, she can be found indulging her love of cooking or exploring Vancouver’s restaurants.


B.A, (Hons) English, University of British Columbia
LL.B., University of British Columbia

Year of call

British Columbia, 2006


Membership / Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)

Listings / Rankings

Lexpert-Ranked Lawyer, 2017-2019
Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide, 2017
Legal 500, Next Generation Lawyer, 2018
Best Lawyers in Canada, 2019-2024 (Labour and Employment Law, Education Law)
Best Lawyers in Canada, 2022, Lawyer of the Year: Education Law, Vancouver
Best Lawyers Global Business Edition, 2020 (Education Law)
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 2019, 2023-2024
Chambers Canada, 2024
2023 Women in Law Award, Lawyers Monthly, Labour and Employment Law Lawyer of the Year, Canada