About this part of the website…

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 as well. 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 and 2021 posts focus on our Covid world and where questions of leadership and care are to the fore.

You can search for key words to find the pieces or themes you want to read, and Paul’s articles are also collated in his various books which you can buy from this site too.

There isn’t a “like” or “dislike” button, or a place to leave a comment because we want this to be a resource for reflection rather than action. However, if you would like to talk about anything you see here, Paul will always be delighted to hear from you and you can talk with him at any time about the ideas and the feelings he writes about. Paul’s email is pg@lbcwisecounsel.com.

Take care x

Going quietly

There is a constant conundrum for introverts on social media. Some days all I see is the din of opinion, the puffery of self-promotion and a constant strident flow of effluent infused self-righteous outrage. It makes it very hard to want to stay. However, at times it is also an extraordinary place to enlighten, support… More


Build it well

Now. A place I have built made from all my gone befores. On a clear day, now is the place from where I see opportunity blowing on the winds of hopes and fears. Now is the time when I may, momentarily, rest the feelings I have carried this far, mostly tightly packed and hidden away,… More


“Why are you striving?”

Occasionally I hear myself say something in the course of a conversation, and I think “that sounds quite good, I should write it down”. What usually happens then, of course, is that I am distracted by something else, and later I cannot quite remember what I said. I imagine that somewhere deep inside my subconscious… More


I sometimes wear a mask

As the sun shines and daffodils appear, with all the talk of vaccines and our current lockdown lifting, I think I am allowed to blink into the Spring light with a little more hope in my heart. I feel like (and increasingly resemble) an ungroomed, dusty old pit pony about to breathe above ground for… More


A time to reflect, but also to play my part

Last week marked International Women’s Day and a few days later in London a young woman’s life was taken at the hands of a violent man. It is easy to be shocked and easy to be sad, it is also easy to virtue signal on social media and then move on. I promise this isn’t… More