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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  • Fall 2016 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Demystifying Constructive Dismissal; What Manitobans need to know about The New Home Warranty Act; Use it or lose it: When does one “use” a trademark in the sale of software?; Lawyer Profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Summer 2016 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Medical assistance in dying; Uber & the evolution of Canadian transportation legislation; Unjust dismissal: Developments in federal employment law; Lawyer Profile; and much more Read more…

  • Spring 2016 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Revenge porn, cyberbullying and the law; The tax implications of a Canadian owning property in the United States; In contempt of court? Better bring your toothbrush!; Pursuing previous owners of real property for the cost of environmental remediation; and Lawyer Profile. Read more…

  • Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Animal copyright? This litigation is no “monkey business; Financial healthcare for travellers abroad; Travel insurance & the million-dollar baby; The aging workforce: what employers need to know; Lawyer profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Privacy Law Newsletter

    - In this issue: This special edition of The Brief focuses on Privacy Law. Read "Keeping up with CASL" and "Recent amendments to Canada’s private-sector privacy legislation: What does it mean for your business?" Read more…

  • Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Workplace sexual harassment in the spotlight, house plans and copyright law, Overhaul of The Condominium Act in Manitoba, Lawyer profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter

    - In this issue: A novel approach to non-competition clauses; Freedom of testamentary dispositions constrained by public policy; Legitimate, long-term absences and the employer’s duty to accommodate; Lawyer profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter

    - In this issue: Canada's new anti-spam law (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014. What does it mean for you and your business?; Digital life after death: Practice tips for estate planning and administration; Lawyer profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Fall/Winter 2013 Newsletter

    - In this issue: So, you think you can dance?: Lessons about condominium by-law and rules enforcement from Dyke v. Metropolitan Toronto Condo. Corp. No. 972; Recent amendments to The Insurance Act of Manitoba; Lawyer profile; and much more. Read more…

  • Fall/Winter 2012 Newsletter

    - In this issue: New bill strives to protect buyers of new homes; The Dos and Don'ts for a Power of Attorney; Lawyer Profile Read more…