In this section we have collated all the previously published articles and blogs written mostly by Paul Gilbert but with guest posts from Jonathan Smith, Justin Featherstone, Carolyn Kirby, Ian White and Barbara Hamilton-Bruce

This is a resource for you to browse and is free to view. The first articles were published in the early 2000′s, but with timeless themes. The later pieces reflect the changing face of the legal profession and the threat/opportunity for the role of lawyers in business and in our society. The 2020 posts focus on our Covid world and where questions of leadership are to the fore. You can search for key words to find the pieces that you want to read.

Paul’s articles are also collated in his various books which you can buy from this site too.

Thinking of you

Four years ago this month my father died. It was not sudden; he had been very poorly for some time. Thankfully, the end for him was peaceful and at home. He left us in the embrace of his three children and holding my mother’s hand. I think of him every day. As the anniversary came,… More


…because hope alone is not the answer

Is it possible for things to get any worse? Asking for a friend… I recently stubbed a toe on the corner of my bed. Not the big toe, but the one next to it (is that one called an “index toe” I wonder?). As soon as I did it, there was a moment before I… More


Sunday evening spin

I have treated the Christmas holiday break as would an aging bear preparing for winter. I have laid down a sustaining layer of subcutaneous fat and would like to offer my thanks for the part played by the fridge that was once full of Stilton and cold Turkey, and also to a mountain of mashed… More


This will be over…

This will be over. And we will know when. It will be over when we can meet again in our favourite place for coffee, searching for a table that isn’t the one next to the open door, or the loud guy on his phone. When we can knock a pub table with our knee and,… More


Should we wear gardening clothes to work?

Dominic Cummings has, for now, left his role as the Prime Minister’s controversial senior advisor. Much will be written, a lot of it by Mr Cummings himself. It may never be wholly clear* if his contribution to public life was a force for good, or just the predictable and self-destructive life cycle of another inadequate… More