The legal sector is evolving rapidly with law firms embracing artificial intelligence and flexible working. But are traditional law firms now facing a threat from freelance lawyers? 

Lawyers On Demand, which began in 2007, now has more than 600 lawyers. And similar businesses Axiom and Vario have also experienced rapid growth. This growth is unsurprising given that, according to recent statistics from LawCare, stress and depression within the legal profession has rocketed in the past year. 

It might be a while before we see freelance legal service providers taking on the Magic Circle, but it will be interesting to see whether the growing number of freelance lawyers continues and how traditional law firms respond.