There's vibrant discussion of the impact of AI and robotics on the future practice of law. Some predict the end of lawyers as we know them; others foresee a streamlined and efficient world.

In this amusing article, Richard Barr transports us into the future where robots have had a dramatic impact on productivity. It's a wondrous world where lawyers don't need to cram onto a commuter train every day and there's a really clever case management system that even finds new clients for you. But then there's a shift and it turns out clients want something else altogether.

Richard Barr is a stalwart contributor to Solicitors Journal. For more than 25 years he's been writing for the world's longest-running legal journal, and last year he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions - that run to three-quarters of a million words! You can read more of his irreverent comments on the life of a lawyer on the Solicitors Journal website