Delayne M. Sartison, Q.C.

Delayne M. Sartison, Q.C.

Roper Greyell LLP

Recognized since 2010

Vancouver, British Columbia

Practice Areas

Education Law

Labour and Employment Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Education Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labour and Employment Law
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Delayne is a founding partner* of Roper Greyell. A trusted advisor, negotiator and advocate, she advises employers on all aspects of management-side labour, employment and human rights issues in the workplace.

Delayne is a creative yet focused lawyer who efficiently and effectively applies her vast experience to address a wide variety of workplace law challenges facing both public and private organizations. She thrives on partnering with her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes, whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Particularly known for her experience in health sector labour relations, and advising on the application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to collective agreements and collective bargaining, Delayne has also worked with clients on restructuring within the contexts of contracting out work where union agreement restrictions apply, and in the sale or transfer of a business. Other areas of focus include accommodating employees with disabilities (including mental health and addiction challenges), sensitive workplace harassment and conflict, labour arbitration, managing and planning for change in a unionized environment, and bargaining unit structure.

Outside of her practice, Delayne is a committed soccer mom and is a fan and supporter of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Ballet BC. A lifelong lover of dance, Delayne admired performances from upper balcony seats during law school, and remains captivated by the artistry on stage today, albeit from better seats.

*Law corporation


  • 745 Thurlow Street, Suite 1850
    Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1989
  • British Columbia, 1992


  • Canadian Institute's Employment & Labour Law Review - Member, Editorial Board
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources BC & Yukon - Member
  • The BC Centre for Ability - Vice President, Board of Directors

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Education Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labour and Employment Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Education Law, Vancouver, Canada (2021)
  • Labour and Employment Law, Vancouver, Canada (2018)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Education Law
  • Labour and Employment Law


  • Appointed Queen's Counsel in 2011
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year (Vancouver), 2018

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