Jim Middlemiss

Jim Middlemiss

Jim Middlemiss (jmiddlemiss@webnewsmanagement.com) blogs about the legal profession at WebNews Management.com and can be followed on Twitter @JimMiddlemiss.

Monday, 06 March 2017 09:00

Bringing transparency to referral fees

For better or worse, the personal injury firm Diamond & Diamond has become the poster child for referral fees.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00

Launching an airport food fight

Competition commissioner John Pecman
Competition commissioner John Pecman
Competition commissioner John Pecman has interesting regulatory culinary tastes. Since being appointed Canada’s top competition cop in September 2012, the Competition Bureau’s public merger reviews and investigations have looked into everything from hamburger and donuts to chicken, groceries, beer and chocolate.
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Lightning strikes thrice?

Dear Attorney General Yasir Naqvi,
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:00

Educating Sidney Green

Sidney Green’s fight with the Manitoba Law Society has become the most expensive continuing education course that he never took.
Monday, 05 September 2016 09:00

Mining judgments for winners and losers

Look out litigators, Premonition is coming to town, and with it a level of transparency not normally seen in the legal business.
Never before has a single law firm done so much to crystalize global debate around offshore banking. Not only has Mossack Fonseca — the Panamanian law firm that will be forever linked to the Panama Papers — managed to focus world attention on tax havens but, at the same time, it has become the poster child for cybersecurity breaches in the legal business, not something you want to achieve.
Monday, 02 May 2016 09:00

Going global Canadian-style

Going global Canadian-stylePeter Lukasiewicz has seen the inside of many law firm mergers during his long career at what is now Gowling WLG. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Gowling joined forces with five law firms, including Lafleur Brown in Montreal, Montpellier McKeen in Vancouver, Code Hunter and Ballem MacInnes, both in Calgary, and Ontario’s Smith Lyons to form a national juggernaut with more than 700 lawyers, making it one of the biggest law firms in Canada.
Monday, 07 September 2015 09:00

Transparency and law firm numbers

Dentons LLP is in a dogfight with American Lawyer magazine over the media empire’s Global 100 law firm rankings. The firm takes issue with the profit-per-equity-partner figure cooked up by the magazine, after Dentons announced last year it wouldn’t disclose its numbers. So much so it created the web site accuracy100.com to argue its case after the firm says requests for corrections fell on deaf ears.
Hail, hail the sharing economy! It’s putting lawyers to work.
I’m tired of “no comment.” It’s a hackneyed phrase that lawyers (and organizations) rely on far too often and doesn’t serve a client’s interest. There’s nothing that suggests guilt more than seeing a lawyer or client running the media gauntlet trying to shove cameras out of the way or cloak their faces as they barge by a pack of microphones and TV cameras.
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