Alexandra Murphy

Alexandra Murphy
Telephone: 416 869 5388
Fax: 416 642 7153

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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Alex Murphy is an associate in our Advocacy Group with a broad commercial litigation practice, including class actions defence, securities, franchise, intellectual property and product liability. Prior to joining Cassels Brock as an associate, Alex was both a summer and articling student at the firm. 

Alex’s practice regularly involves:

  • Acting for shareholders, directors, officers and other stakeholders in corporate and securities litigation disputes including oppression remedy applications
  • Acting for franchisors in franchise disputes, including class actions, rescission and good faith claims brought under the Arthur Wishart Act and the enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants

Alex has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. Alex is a regular contributor to the firm’s Securities Litigation and Franchise Law E-Communiqués. 

Alex received her J.D. from Queen’s University in 2015, where she was awarded the P.E. Newbury Prize. Prior to studying law, she earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and English at the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University, where she graduated on the President’s List.

At law school, Alex represented Queen’s at the 2015 Corporate/Securities moot, held in Toronto. In the summer of 2013, Alex obtained a certificate in International Business Law as part of the Queen’s Global Law Program in England, and studied arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Prior to joining Cassels Brock, Alex worked at the Canadian Football League. 


Queen's University, J.D., 2015

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - August 2019

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Awards Defendants Millions in Costs Against a Sole Plaintiff in a Personal Injury Class Action

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - July 2019

Cassels Brock Successful in Upholding Disclosure Exemption on Behalf of Hotel Brand Franchisor

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2019

A Boost of Guidance from the Alberta Court of Appeal Regarding Relief From Forfeiture

Clarity for Crabby Joe’s?: The Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal in Franchise Dispute

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - December 2018

Canadian Securities Litigation Outlook 2018: Trends to Watch for Capital Markets Participants

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - October 2018

Ontario Court of Appeal Allows Appeal on Rescission Decision

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - September 2018

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2018

Federal Court of Appeal Clarifies Exception to the No-Costs Rule, Upholds Security for Costs in Proposed Reverse Class Action

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2018

Ring the Alarm: Ontario Court Dismisses Franchisee Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Call to the bar

Ontario, 2016


  • Canadian Bar Assocation
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society


Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Securities Litigation