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

General Partner – A Tale of Opportunity and Obligation

William is the General Counsel of the global media company, Conde Nast. He has spent most of his career helping creators continue to sustainably make and share content in a globally disrupted and digitally driven world whilst trying to ensure they get paid for doing so. Prior to Conde Nast, William worked as a lawyer… More

The Mentor Chapter Seventeen – For good

I first went to the elegant and somewhat imposing Law Society building on London’s Chancery Lane for my Admission Ceremony. I went with my dad (I was allowed to take just one guest) and I remember we were both slightly intimidated by the building. It felt grand and a little looming – somewhere between stately… More

The Mentor Chapter Sixteen – A note of thanks

We are familiar with the idea of exhibitions as places filled mostly with pictures and objects, but sometimes a curator will also place correspondence at the heart of things. The next thing I would like to share with you therefore is a simple note of thanks. I have written this as if it were a… More

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