Last year I remember reading an article on the BBC predicting that by 2025, up to a quarter of jobs will be replaced by either smart software or robots, while a study from Oxford University had suggested that 35% of existing UK jobs are at risk of automation in the next 20 years.

Scary thought? Possibly, but it’s all about improving efficiency within the legal profession and providing a better service to clients. Technology won’t replace lawyers, but it will allow lawyers to focus more on the lawyering side of the job than document management.

AI and technology will have no problem dealing with the black-and-white issues, but when things become a little grey, and there’s an awful lot a grey out there, that’s where the lawyer steps in and brings home the bacon.