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, 2021 and 2022 posts focus on a world dominated, saddened and changed by Covid, where questions of leadership, kindness 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 Mentor Chapter Twenty-Three – The rooms beyond blessings

A room of blessings feels like the best place in which to reflect as we move towards the end of the exhibition and this story. What could be better than to pause in the room where all the things that really matter to us have been placed safely to see and to hold whenever we… More


The Mentor Chapter Twenty-Two – The Blessings Room

From the room of rage, I want to take you now into a room of blessings. This is a space to be with our quiet and most precious thoughts – no noise or mayhem, no smashing things up – and the calm that comes from feeling protected and being at peace with ourselves. I hope… More


The Mentor Chapter Twenty-One – The Rage Room

I was in Singapore with a client in December 2019. We were discussing her new team structure and the small but important shifts in behaviour that would be needed as the business evolved around her. I was also able to run a couple of gentle workshops to introduce ideas that would help her team make… More


The Mentor Chapter Twenty – The pause

One of the reasons for inviting you into this exhibition was to create a pause. Mentoring is all about creating a pause. If we want to change something, or understand something better, the best way for this to happen is to enter a space where we have slowed things down enough to be able to… More


The Mentor Chapter Nineteen – No one ever says “Ray who?”

We have now turned the corner in the exhibition and we are heading towards the exit. We are not there quite yet, but when we get there I promise we can rest a while in the exhibition cafe with a bun and a well-earned cup of tea – my treat, you will have earnt it.… More