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.

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