Joseph Osborne is building a legal practice in commercial litigation. He advises on a variety of matters related to contractual disputes, class action defence, international arbitration and regulatory compliance.

During his legal studies, Joseph led a pro bono research project regarding Ontario condominium legislation and wrote refugee research reports for the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program. He also worked at a community legal clinic and volunteered as an intake coordinator at Pro Bono Ontario, where he assisted self-represented litigants. Prior to law school, Joseph worked for a senior member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly and tutored students taking law school and graduate school admissions exams.

Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario bar
JDUniversity of Toronto
BA (Honours) Global Development Studies and PoliticsQueen’s University

Insights by Joseph Osborne (7 Posts)

Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on Bringing Anti-SLAPP Motions

Nov 26, 2020

The Ontario Court of Appeal offers guidance on how courts should approach anti-SLAPP motions brought by defendants.

Litigating During COVID-19: Still Possible

May 20, 2020

A summary of the key ways to advance or continue litigation during the pandemic.

Keepin’ It “Real”: OPC Finds that PIPEDA Applies to Foreign-Incorporated Business

Jan 15, 2020

Keepin' It "Real": OPC Finds that PIPEDA Applies to Foreign-Incorporated Business

Ontario Court Suggests Terminated Salespeople are Fish Out of Water

Dec 16, 2019

Recent Ontario decision calls into question prior holdings about the transferability of salespersons' skills.

The Novel Exemptive Relief Chronicles

Sep 20, 2019

Ontario Securities Commission exemptive relief decision clarifies ability of investment fund managers to permit rehypothecation of portfolio assets.

SCC Supports LGBTQ Students In Balancing Religious Freedoms and Statutory Mandates

Aug 1, 2018

June 15, 2018, Supreme Court upheld the Ontario and British Columbia Law Societies' decisions to deny accreditation to TWU's proposed law school, a 7-2 decision

CSA Reinforces Position that Securities Laws Apply to Cryptocurrency Offerings, Confirms Regulatory Scrutiny for Industry Participants

Jul 19, 2018

Jun 11, 2018, CSA published Staff Notice 46-308 – Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens providing regulatory guidance on token and coin offerings.