The Brief

The law has a real-time impact on organizations and individuals in every sector and is always in a state of change. Our publication, The Brief (formerly called The Fillmore Riley Report), offers you the insights of our experienced lawyers, who share their perspectives on how you can be most prepared for the changes that are taking place.

Please note: newsletter articles reflect the state of the law as at the date of publication. 

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  • Summer 2020 Newsletter

    - In this Issue: Key takeaways from the Supreme Court’s decision to revise the Standard of Review Framework in Vavilov; Trademarks in the time of COVID-19; Options for debtors and creditors in Corporate Insolvency: An overview of Insolvency Legislation; Waiving liability for COVID-19 exposure; and more. Read more…

  • Spring 2020 Newsletter

    - In this Issue: The novel coronavirus and the workplace: Considerations for employers; Business insurance in a pandemic; Force majeure and frustration in commercial contracts, leases and supply agreements; Key considerations for corporate entities in the wake of COVID-19; Implications of the partial closure of the Canada-U.S. Border; Family relations in a pandemic; and Regional court availability and arbitration as an alternative. Read more…

  • Fall 2019 Newsletter

    - In this Issue: Life insurance designations and unjust enrichment; Obtaining consent for user-generated content; What’s yours is mine—Crown copyright in Canada; The legal implications of heritage designations in Winnipeg; Protecting prospective real property owners against the costs associated with environmental remediation, and more. Read more…

  • Summer 2019 Newsletter

    - In this Issue: The changing face of family law in Manitoba; Workplace accessibility: New accessible employment standard regulation enacted; Anita Southall elected 99th President of The Law Society of Manitoba; and more. Read more…

  • Fall 2018 Newsletter

    - In this Issue: Initial Coin Offerings: A regulated affair; Dayna Steinfeld recognized as a CBC 2018 Manitoba Future 40 recipient; Spotlight on Fillmore Riley’s Internship at FortWhyte Farms: Meet Mawata; and more. Read more…

  • Spring 2018 Newsletter

    - In this Issue: Weed in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know to Prevent their Workplaces From Going to Pot, What is a “public authority” and why does it matter? It’s an impediment to business in Canada, and more Read more…

  • Winter 2017 Newsletter

    - In this Issue: Eleanor Wiebe receives the prestigious Manitoba Bar Association’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award and FortWhyte Alive's donor profile of Fillmore Riley. Read more…

  • Fall 2017 Newsletter

    - In this issue: The perils of social media: When private becomes public; Planning for RESPs: Incorporating Registered Education Savings Plans into a succession plan; Landlords beware! Can you be liable for a tenant’s trademark infringement?; Lawyer Profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Important Update: Private right of action suspended

    - Further to our recent newsletter, the Government of Canada just announced on June 7 that it is suspending—for the present time—the private rights of action/private damage claims that were to come into effect on July 1, 2017. Read more…

  • Special Privacy Law Edition of The Brief

    - This special edition of The Brief focuses on Privacy Law. In this issue: Is your business ready for CASL’s private right of action? and Misrepresentations in marketing: Private damage claims coming soon Read more…