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 Fifteen – When the frame is more important than the picture

If you have come with me so far, you might like to know that we are now about halfway through the exhibition. There is still so much more that I want to show you, but like a real exhibition it isn’t supposed to be a history of everything, just a few things that tell a… More

The Mentor Chapter Fourteen – our beautiful bag of gifts and talents

I’d like to take you back to Cambridge to show you a picture of your talent. The picture is of a bag. It can be any bag you like, but it is one you should care about very much and one that you will always carry with you. The LBCambridge event that Lawrence inspired and… More

The Mentor Chapter Thirteen – perhaps there isn’t an answer dear

In any exhibition, however carefully it has been curated, there may come a point when we start to feel a little overloaded. Perhaps there is just too much information to take in, and perhaps there is just too little time to reflect. When this happens to me, I tend to stop trying to be present… More

Chapter Twelve – Leadership is about love

This next picture is one of my most precious. I think about it every time I work with new people; and in a way it has defined how I want to make my difference. I have always felt that memories are more important than things and that memories made with the people we love are… More

The Mentor Chapter Eleven – The gift of space and time

In Nettleton Bottom, my life changed direction and I started on a journey without a destination. There was no status I sought or needed, no office politics to navigate, no low-humming bureaucracy to slowly walk behind, and no strange origami shaped swan I had to fold my duck-like self into so that I could pretend… More