This is a crowd funded legal DIY product that didnt get the funding that it was looking for but it is an example of the types of disruptive service that are starting to appear in the legal market. Law firms need to anticipate offerings like this and be ready to compete.
Affio (standing for Affairs In Order) is an innovator in a new market for legal services. The Directors believe that this market - self-lawyering - is driven by consumers’ increasing willingness to handle their own regulated activities with the help of technology. It is the Directors’ opinion that this trend is changing the balance of power between lawyers and the consumer. Affio gives consumers the ability to handle a legal issue, process or document such as a Will themselves using online software without reference to a solicitor.