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

The Prime Minister, the waiter and the C-Suite breaker

A workplace culture is observable. It always happens in plain sight, and the most important people in maintaining a dysfunctional culture are those who enable the harm to continue. It has been quite a week for our political elite. The Prime Minister’s apology in Parliament has been dissected syllable by syllable and frame by frame.… More


The unfamiliar path

It’s January, and another year (thank goodness). Wherever you are and however you feel, I hope this year unfolds with kindness and care. I am long past wanting to heap pressure on myself (or anyone else) with ambitious promises to lose weight, start a new hobby or to sort out the loft; and certainly not… More


A review – The Great Post Office Scandal by Nick Wallis

Nick Wallis has written what feels like the most important book I have ever read. “The Great Post Office Scandal” begins with a short foreword by Seema Misra, a victim of the scandal and the former subpostmaster for West Byfleet. It is hard to imagine anything more gently suburban, but in just six short paragraphs,… More


The last note

This is my last blog of 2021 and it is a more personal reflection than I am typically comfortable to post, however I would like to tell you a little about how this year has felt for me. I hope it does not seem too self-indulgent. I am not widely read or very sophisticated in… More


Twelve gifts of leadership

In the last few days, I have heard stories from and about all kinds of leaders. I have heard about ignorant and hurtful leadership, of confusing and missing-the-point leadership, but also of wonderfully inspiring and caring leadership. In time I would like to share more about all of this, but for now I want to… More