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
Allan Black Q.C. will be speaking on current issues and arbitrations affecting firefighters at the Annual IAFF Western Canadian Fire Fighters Conference which is being held on June 20 22, 2017 in Richmond, BC.

S. Michelle Blendell will be speaking at the 2017 Lancaster House Vancouver Human Rights and Accommodation Conference on the topic of Anxiety and Depression at Work: Making Inquiries, crafting workable solutions, overcoming stigma on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm.

Allan Black Q.C. will be speaking at the CUFA-BC National Conference on Collegial Governance March 3-4th 2017 in Vancouver.

Carolyn Janusz has been appointed Co-Chair of the Labour Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch for the 2016/2017 year.

Kas Pavanantharajah has joined the executive of the Social Justice section of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch.
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