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

On Friday 28 October I was diagnosed with depression

…In the days since I have wondered whether to say something. I know I feel different and I do not want this to be misconstrued by people who know me well. I also know that in saying something it might look a little self-indulgent or worse, for my work, it might make some people reticent… More


A brief blog about CVs

I am not sure how many CVs I read a month; ten to fifteen would be my guess. Very often it is just to “cast an eye”, sometimes it is a more involved critique. It has prompted me to write a few words about CV writing generally. I do not believe there is a perfect… More


A day out with my dad

On 1 October I went to see a football match with my dad. We have done this hundreds of times. Dad has been a fan of Fulham FC since 1948, but we knew that this time it was for the last time. It made for a hugely emotional, but wonderful day which included, thanks to… More


#LawFest 2016

#LawFest is on the face of it entirely inconsequential. On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August, just over fifty people came to a small theatre in Cheltenham Spa to participate in what might have looked on the surface a rather self-indulgent experiment. The wrong time of year, the wrong place, no obvious purpose, no CPD.… More


Your first in-house job interview

Much has been written about interviewing and a great deal of it is really helpful, but I have still not read anything that I think comes close to identifying the purpose of the interview from the perspective of the interviewee; especially if it is your first in-house legal role. I am not interested in the… More