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 Ten – Now what?

The Golden Heart in Nettleton Bottom holds a special place in this story and in this exhibition. It was where I met Geoff Williams on a cool summer’s evening having left United Assurance a couple of months before. It is still 2000 and I have a decision to make about my career and about who… More

The Mentor Chapter Nine – Giving it up

We are making great progress through the exhibition and there are just a few more pictures to show you. There will be some very precious things to share, but first I need to reflect with you on a darker time. When the light dims, and it will for all of us at some time, whatever… More

The Mentor Chapter Eight – From badlands to bright lights

Earlier in this exhibition I showed you the story of leaving Cheltenham & Gloucester and moving to United Assurance, but how I got to C&G is the next picture I want to show you, because the things we learn at the beginning stay with us the longest, and we rely on them the most. In… More

The Mentor Chapter Seven – The Yellow House

We have moved through a few of the exhibition rooms and settled for a while in the performance space, but it is time now to move somewhere else where we can pause to take an even more reflective look at our story. From the bright white light of the Merlin Theatre stage in 1978, I… More

The Mentor Chapter Six (cont…) – How Linda Loman changed my life

Training is about helping people to be more familiar and more comfortable, and ultimately more expert in the tasks they need to perform. It is about passing on knowledge and skills in policy, process and techniques and it is therefore an essential and important part of working life. It’s just not what I have ever… More