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.

For the leader, manager and expert that we all have to be…

Most days, at some level, we perform in our roles as leaders, managers and experts. Whatever our grade, status, job title or purpose we will operate across all three roles. Sometimes one or two of the roles are more to the fore, sometimes all three, but each role is very different and requires very different… More

…Do you think you will be in your current job until you retire?

My respectful view is that unless you are within a year of retirement (and if you are WELL PLAYED!) you are more likely than not to move from your current role into another. So when we contemplate the near certainty of a change in our role, how well prepared will we be for that transition?… More

Human Rights? …yeah right

…In the UK at the moment there is much talk of Human Rights as the Conservative Party publish their proposed reforms to correct perceived adverse consequences of rulings in the European Court of Human Rights. It is a highly political move which seems to be a surprise to some critics of the proposals. Although surely… More

So you think you want to be a lawyer…

There are many careers that are worthwhile. All jobs should be important to the people who do them. And all roles have their elements of drudgery, anxiety and exasperation. This is true of being a lawyer as well, so if you think you want to be a lawyer can I offer you anything worthwhile? I… More

Products in Development

We spend a long time at work, and longer still if we include the time we spend thinking about work and our role in it, including what role or job we might seek next.  But the amount of time we spend considering what skills or know-how we need to acquire or develop in order to… More