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 baleful ballad of John Cocksure

“I fundamentally disagree” said John Cocksure, shaking his head in the exaggerated manner of someone comfortable in the limelight of their own making. He then lolled backwards on his chair, his legs stretched out in front of him and slowly placed his hands behind his head. The sweat patches under his arms confirmed the whiff… More


Muffling the sound of hate and self-regard

There were a number of reasons why I came away from social media earlier this year. In part, filling my mind with the relentless sadness and struggles of the world had started to feel overwhelming. It didn’t matter if it was one person’s loss or a planet in crisis, it was hard to see how… More


A guided tour of our potential

There are signs of recovery, with an accompanying sense of normality, in the conversations I am having with people going for new roles and being excited about the possibilities of their potential and for new adventures to come. It feels like an awakening from a deep, deep hibernation. It is heartening for an old timer… More


Going away, to come back

I wonder if these keys work. My laptop is open, and a blank page awaits, I have not written a blog for a few weeks now. I can hear the computer fan whirring away as if the engine is running, but not yet in gear. Writing has always been my way out of darkness. Sometimes,… More


Thank you for being with me and my words

A letter between friends is a rather old-fashioned idea, but one that still carries a sense of something a little more thoughtful, personal and caring. The act of writing a letter is imbued with warmth and the gentleness of something shared. It isn’t ordinary. I know this message isn’t a letter, it is just another… More