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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

2020
Called to the Ontario bar
2019
JDUniversity of Toronto
2016
BA (Honours) Global Development Studies and PoliticsQueen’s University

Insights by Joseph Osborne (9 Posts)

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The Ontario Court of Appeal Expands the Range of Damages under the Family Law Act for Loss of Care, Guidance, and Companionship

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently upheld a non-pecuniary damage award from a jury exceeding its previous guidance.

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Jul 27, 2021
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Stopping a Slippery Slope: Ontario Divisional Court Clarifies that Auto Insurance Coverage Applies Only to Direct Causes of Injuries

Ontario Divisional Court clarifies that automobile insurance only applies to direct causes of injury under the Statutory Accidents Benefits Schedule.

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May 12, 2021
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Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on Bringing Anti-SLAPP Motions

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

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Nov 26, 2020
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Litigating During COVID-19: Still Possible

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

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May 20, 2020
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Keepin’ It “Real”: OPC Finds that PIPEDA Applies to Foreign-Incorporated Business

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

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Jan 15, 2020
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Ontario Court Suggests Terminated Salespeople are Fish Out of Water

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

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Dec 16, 2019
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The Novel Exemptive Relief Chronicles

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

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Sep 20, 2019

SCC Supports LGBTQ Students In Balancing Religious Freedoms and Statutory Mandates

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

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Aug 1, 2018
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CSA Reinforces Position that Securities Laws Apply to Cryptocurrency Offerings, Confirms Regulatory Scrutiny for Industry Participants

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

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Jul 19, 2018