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.

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


We’re not the same, but we get to carry each other

An animated conversation between friends about our favourite bands is often a joyful distraction revealing our long lost teenage tribes. It can also mean stepping into perilous conversations about fashion, big hair and album covers. I am not saying that leg warmers and 80’s power ballads are not culturally significant (obviously!) and all of this… More


It is not the answers we need most, but the courage to live without them

“Come in, sit down, I’ll be with you in a moment, I’m just finishing a letter.” He stood framed by a bay window, his back to me, silhouetted against the morning light. He had a tape recorder in his hand and for the next minute and a half he dictated a client letter, punctuation included,… More


Hello silence, my old friend

The meeting room was full of noise. Silence looked in, but she knew silence would not be welcome. She therefore waited quietly outside just in case silence was needed. She was happy to join the meeting at any time, but silence was never invited in. It was such a shame; if only noise would remember… More


The future of work …and all that jazz

The existential questions come thick and fast. They can be interesting and sometimes energising, but I am not always sure they help us. I think they mostly distract us. We end up, if we are not careful, daunted by a future we can hardly imagine, while we are stuck in a sub-optimal present that is… More