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Fillmore Riley LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Prominent regional business law firm offering clients an array of dispute resolution services. Acts for clients of all sizes on general business disputes before Manitoba's courts, also offering expertise in arbitration and mediation. Provides sector-specific expertise in financial services, construction, agriculture and transportation.

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors in defence of contract and tort claims relating to work conducted on Manitoba Hydro's infrastructure redevelopment and upgrade project.

Notable practitioners

Bernice Bowley possesses notable expertise handling insurance disputes on behalf of municipal and healthcare bodies throughout Manitoba. She is frequently instructed on product liability and subrogation matters, with further expertise in municipal liability and administrative law.

Stuart Blake acts at the intersection of civil litigation and insurance law. Chair of the firm's insurance group, he is reputed for his handling of matters for national and international insurance organisations before provincial and federal courts. Sources note: "He is very knowledgeable in all matters of the insurance industry."

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Overview

Fillmore Riley provides services in all areas of litigation, including insurance, commercial disputes, taxation dispute resolution, shareholders disputes, contractual disputes, banking, medical malpractice, professional liability, construction, defamation and media, and intellectual property.

The firm represents clients in the following industries: agriculture, aviation, construction, energy, financial services, information technology, insurance, health care, manufacturing (which includes aerospace materials, buses, machinery, electronics, retail goods, pharmaceuticals, and processed foods), real estate, and transportation.

The firm has a number of high-profile and sought-after senior litigators to handle large, complicated commercial litigation cases. Fillmore Riley also has extensive practices in administrative and regulatory law related to public utilities, professional discipline, and professional errors and omissions matters.

Fillmore Riley’s large litigation department provides particular depth and expertise in insurance law. The insurance group works in all areas of property, casualty, and specialty insurance lines. The firm represents most of Canada’s major national insurers, a variety of international insurers, and many large programs. It also represents a number of brokers, agents, and adjusting firms involved in the insurance industry. The firm has represented its clients before all levels of court and at tribunals and inquiries. 

Litigation: General Commercial Department

Fillmore Riley LLP

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1700 - 360 Main Street

Winnipeg

Manitoba

Canada

R3C 3Z3

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Litigation: General Commercial


Bernice R. Bowley
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Stuart J. Blake
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