OUR FIRM
Black Gropper is a progressive labour and employment law firm, located in downtown Vancouver.

Black Gropper was founded in 1999 by a group of partners and associates of the former Vancouver law firm, McTaggart Ellis, which had represented trade unions (local, national and international), labour organizations, teachers and other employees for over 50 years. We have a long standing and varied clientele of which we are extremely proud, and we continue to grow and develop new client relationships.

We believe that our success is rooted in our team of dedicated professionals who enjoy the practice of labour and employment law. We also credit our success to the collaborative, innovative and problem solving approach that we use to address our client's needs in a cost efficient and effective manner.

Please see our Practice Areas, Clients, Lawyers or Resources pages to learn more about our firm.
Recent News
Black Gropper’s articling student, Jonathon Braun, will be presenting at the Migrant Workers Organizing for the Future conference on November 24, 2018, organized by the Migrant Workers Centre. Jonathon will be speaking to migrant workers about their employment rights in Canada.

Kas Pavanantharajah has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver, a human rights organization that provides support services to women, girls and children at the risk of involvement, involved in or affected by the criminal justice system.

Carolyn Janusz has been appointed Co-Chair of the Labour Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch for the 2017/2018 year.

Kas Pavanantharajah has been appointed as a Member at Large for the Social Justice section of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, having previously served as Treasurer for that section.
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