Seth Whitmore

Seth Whitmore

Associate, Litigation

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6597



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2016


  • University of British Columbia, J.D.
  • Queen’s University, B.A. (Honours with Distinction)



Seth is an associate in our Litigation Group. He maintains a general civil and commercial litigation practice, including contractual claims, public law matters, securities litigation, shareholder claims, and construction litigation. Seth has represented clients in trial and appellate courts in Canada, England & Wales, and the British Virgin Islands.

Prior to joining Osler, Seth spent the first few years of his career practicing in London, England. In London, Seth worked in commercial barristers’ chambers as a Fox Scholar and then worked as an associate at a leading litigation boutique where he represented clients in complex international trust, contract, and civil fraud disputes.

Seth obtained his J.D. at the University of British Columbia, where he won several academic, mooting, and community awards. Before law school, Seth studied politics and history at Queen’s University.

    • Re Smith – acted for a leading English litigation funder in a multi-party and multi-jurisdiction dispute over assets worth over £150 million. With over twenty parties, including the Serious Fraud Office, the case was one of the largest cases by party before the English Commercial Court
    • Harbour Fund III, L.P. v Kazakhstan Kagazy PLC & Ors – acted for a major litigation funder in complex multi-jurisdiction proceedings to recover and preserve assets, and enforce an English court judgment worth over $300 US million
    • Acted for a Canadian bank in relation to regulatory inquiries and an internal review of its policies 
    • Acting for the Toronto Transit Commission in an action for over $200 million brought by one of the contractors on the Toronto York Spadina Subway extension
    • Acting for a dissenting shareholder in a valuation dispute

  • Harold G. Fox Scholarship (2016-2017)
  • Adam Albright Memorial Award (2014)
  • Peter Cory Prize – First Place Factum at the Gale Cup Moot (2014)
  • H Carl Goldenberg Prize (2013)
  • Law Foundation Scholarship (2013)
  • Panvini Scholarship (2013)

  • Pro Bono Ontario
  • Free Representation Unit (London, England)
  • Law Students' Legal Advice Program (Vancouver)

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association