Sir Brian Neill is a former President and now is Vice-President of SCL. He was Chairman of ITAC from 1985 to 1996. Although now retired as aCourt of Appeal judge, he continues to sit there from time to time and retainsan active role in the propagation of the use of IT in the law. He is a member ofthe Civil Justice IT Strategy Development Group. This is an edited version ofSir Brian's speech at the 25th Anniversary Dinner.