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
This year marks Black Gropper’s 20th year in practice; and next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Allan Black Q.C.’s call to the bar. Black Gropper evolved from the law firm of McTaggart Ellis which was founded in 1917. It was the oldest firm practicing union side labour and employment law in the Province.

Stephanie Mayor will be addressing the CLE BC Human Rights Conference on November 14, 2019 on the topic of Reducing Employee Benefits on Protected Leaves: Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination.

Jessica Burke will Co-Chair the Lancaster House 2019 Vancouver Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector Conference, which will take place on November 19th 2019, at the Hyatt Regency.

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.
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