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

Put the stick down

I have come to the view that the tone of everything is wrong. The noise is too much, the analysis is too shallow and the conclusions are too easy. However, before I go on (and I will), I need to put a disclaimer around my remarks. I am a middle-aged male with a Nokia 6230.… More


Are you busy missing opportunity?

Barclays, Volkswagen, Tesco are three massive businesses in three significant, sophisticated and important business sectors. Each one of these highly successful and long-lived businesses has access to significant in-house legal expertise, each is capable of paying for the best legal advice money can buy, each has invested heavily in risk management. And all of them… More


A small person’s adventure

Being loved and living in a stable family environment where potential can be fulfilled is never something to take for granted. Looking around the world today the percentage of children who can say this describes their world is still depressingly small. When I was a teenage boy I never took my parents’ love for granted,… More


Fighting a good fight

Last year in the UK, lawyers came under scrutiny from the Government. The line, simplistically, was that Legal Aid lawyers were too expensive and too inefficient. Politics of course thrives on such simplistic arguments. While there may be some kind of truth in some such statements, the arguments are too easy to promulgate and will… More


Self love for beginners: by Carolyn Kirby OBE

Carolyn Kirby is President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales. She was President of the Law Society of England and Wales 2002-2003 and is currently the Law Society Council member for Mid and West Wales. She was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Years Honours list. Self love for beginners: Which is… More