One recurring theme that came up a lot at the just concluded NBA-SBL Business Law Conference in Lagos, was the impending disruption to come in the legal services sector. Some law firms are already rising to occasion and implementing new business models, that have enhanced the way they communicate and do business with their clients; adopting a hands-on approach to meeting the client’s business needs, brandishing specialised knowledge in unique practice areas, digital marketing proficiency and providing easier access to legal services in cyberspace. The changing face of legal practice isn’t a new phenomenon, many countries around the world, especially the USA have gone through variations of these changes. The old-line Wall Street law firms in the 1950’s only engaged in specific practice areas like taxes and corporate legal work around issuing stocks and bonds and their decision to be rigid in their business models was based strictly on what was ‘proper’ and ‘dignified’. Litigation was for less fortunate lawyers and hostile takeovers were completely frowned upon.