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

A letter to my father

I would like to share something precious; it is a letter I wrote in July last year. I want to share it because it is helping me now more than I could ever have imagined at the time. I think it might be helpful for other people too. It is not a sad thing, but… More


A path littered

I walk past litter every day. I see it, I am saddened by it and I am angry about it. I wish people didn’t drop litter where I walk. I wish people cared not to drop litter at all. I wish people cared like me. I wish people were like me. …But I am the… More


Five thoughts…

A New Year beckons. It’s like watching a toddler run around a playground. Full of joy and hope, but knowing they are only ever seconds away from an inevitable trip, a grazed knee and the sound of that quite extraordinary ear-splitting wailing. It is a time to pontificate on what the New Year will bring,… More


Being intelligent about AI

The words “artificial intelligence” bother me. I want to have a little rant about the words, but I also want to challenge the way in-house lawyers approach technology. On the words, I can legitimately stand accused of using my ignorance as a shield for my laziness, but what bothers me is not that artificial intelligence… More


Thank you

Last month I wrote about my depression. The messages of support, love and friendship have been a joy to receive. I am very grateful, thank you so much. The kindness of friends and strangers is a lovely way to end what has been a difficult year in so many ways. The country may still be… More