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 our Practice Areas, Clients, Lawyers or Resources pages to learn more about our firm.

Recent News
  • Carolyn Janusz will be speaking at the Lorman Education Services Conference regarding the Employment Standards Act in BC on June 5, 2014.
  • Allan Black, Q.C. will be a presenter at the British Columbia Provincial Fire Fighter Education Seminar in Whistler on
    October 23-24, 2014
  • Jessica Burke will be a presenter at the British Columbia Provincial Fire Fighters Convention on May 26, 2014
  • Allan Black, Q.C. will be speaking at the Vancouver Human Rights and Accommodation Conference April 23-24, 2014