Graham Buitenhuis

Graham is an associate in the Disputes Group. He maintains a general civil and commercial litigation practice. Graham completed his Juris Doctor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law, receiving a Medal in Law – second highest standing. At Queen’s Graham spent a summer as a research assistant for the Faculty of Law and also worked as an academic tutor for the Faculty of Law and a teaching assistant for the Smith School of Business. Graham first joined the firm as a summer student in 2016, and he completed his articles in 2017-2018. Graham then spent a year working as a judicial law clerk at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Areas of Expertise

Representative Work

  • Utilities Kingston

    Utilities Kingston in its $30 million construction litigation dispute with North America Construction

Latest Insights

  • Blog Jun 8, 2023

    Supreme Court of Canada provides further guidance on anti-SLAPP laws

    The Supreme Court of Canada has released its latest decision interpreting anti-SLAPP legislation (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation....

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    Supreme Court of Canada provides further guidance on anti-SLAPP laws
  • Blog Mar 15, 2023

    Ontario Court of Appeal provides corrective guidance on anti-SLAPP motions

    In its recent decision in Park Lawn Corporation v. Kahu Capital Partners Ltd., the Court of Appeal for Ontario addressed the current practice around...

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    Ontario Court of Appeal provides corrective guidance on anti-SLAPP motions
  • Blog Jan 21, 2021

    Ontario Court of Appeal applies “anti-SLAPP” framework to dismiss negligence claim

    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has just released a pair of noteworthy decisions on Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation.They...

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  • Osler Update Sep 14, 2020

    Supreme Court rearticulates test under Ontario “anti-SLAPP” legislation

    On September 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released a pair of highly anticipated decisions on two appeals addressing the test to be applied...

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Awards and Recognition

  • Medal in Law – second highest standing (2014-2017)
  • Dean’s Honour List (2014-2017)
  • Queen’s Law Prize in Commercial Law (2017)
  • Dean’s Silver Scholar Award (2015)
  • Aird & Berlis LLP Student Award for Overall Academic Achievement (2015)
  • David Sabbath Scholarship (2015)
  • Dr. Stanley Harwood McCuaig Scholarship (2015)
  • Queen’s Law prize in Constitutional Law (2015)

Media Mentions

  • Osler News May 1, 2024

    Osler represents CCLA before the Supreme Court of Canada

    Third-party election spending case involves interpretation of Charter’s democratic rights section.

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    Osler represents CCLA before the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Osler News Mar 6, 2024

    Pro Bono Ontario’s 2023 ‘Honour Roll’ includes 13 Osler lawyers

    Pro Bono Ontario named 13 Osler lawyers to its second annual Honour Roll.

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Community Involvement

  • Law Help Ontario, Small Claims Court Duty Counsel Volunteer
  • Refugee Law Office, Volunteer (2013-2014)

Credentials

Education

  • Queen’s University Faculty of Law, JD (Medal in Law – second highest standing)
  • McGill University, B.A. (with distinction)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario