What drives this book is the observation that business law is often insular in terms of the frameworks of understanding its uses. For in-house legal departments new ways of thinking are crucial. The good news is that this work is packed with learning not just from the business world but from in-house counsel who are applying their legal skills broadly and in new ways. Collaboration is key, thinking creatively need not induce terror in any of us and, preparation, process and focus are what really matter when you seek to innovate. Dr McGregor’s work will stimulate much thought about how businesses can attract better and more fulfilled lawyers.

Eamonn Kennedy, Former Director of Legal Affairs RTÉ