The link below is to an interesting blog by Jeremy Hopkins, an eminently sensible observer of the legal market.

I accept the critique about the breathless legal sector commentariat - of which I am part - but I do try and keep a sense of proportion. 

I have written before that despite 600-odd ABSs and all the other developments covered on Legal Futures in the last six years, we have yet to see what I call the 'Dyson moment', when somebody comes along (as James Dyson did with hand-dryers) and produces a product or service that is very different to what has been the norm for decades.

The moment I'm really waiting for is a new approach that opens up access to justice for those traditionally unable or unwilling to do so. The lawyer-free online court being mulled over by Lord Justice Briggs may well be part of this.

So Jeremy is right in what he says - the game doesn't change overnight. You need to take the long view to appreciate just how much has changed, rather than scoff because there hasn't been a big bang. Just 15 years ago the idea of non-lawyer partners was virtually unthinkable - now it's commonplace and of little note. 

Whenever I give talks about this, I always finish by quoting Bill Gates, who said that less happens in two years and more happens in 10 years than you might think. The legal market proves the point.