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“There is ongoing pressure to provide a high-quality, cost-effective legal service for our clients – our challenge is continually to strive to deliver that service and to take advantage of the opportunities that arise if we achieve that.”

david-wittmann-slaughtersThe words of David Wittman (pictured), practice partner at Slaughter and May. In speaking for his firm, he encapsulates the central task facing lawyers everywhere. The only lacuna is that law firm clients are increasingly taking advantage of much greater choice in the type, location and delivery methods offered by assorted legal service providers, both traditional and alternative.

Andrew Inkester, managing partner at Nabarro, develops the point: “The arrival of disruptors like Axiom has added an edge to the legal sector. Competition presents exciting opportunities for incumbents.”

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