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

You are not the last to leave the building, please leave the lights on

Light as a metaphor is a familiar device; “she lit up the room with her beauty”; “her erudite explanation enabled her students to see more clearly”; “she was a beacon of virtue” etc. The darker our circumstances feel, personally or collectively, the more we crave the light of understanding and trust. The sense therefore that… More

Where will the lawyers be?

The “B” word, “Brexit”, seems to fill every newspaper, news programme, comedy sketch, social media post, dining room, and pub; in fact it seems to fill every waking moment! Brexit lays claim to a sweep of opinion from, on the side, those who believe it will be the most liberating act of economic self-determination by… More

FEAR HACK – A new book by Hilary Gallo

I am of an age when the word “hack” rekindles memories of a bullying centre-half  with a grudge against the world kicking lumps out of my shins on the school football field. Back in the day “Fear Hack” might have been his party piece. Instead Fear Hack is Hilary Gallo’s new book. I intended at… More

This Too will Pass – A Review

“This Too Will Pass” is a new book by Richard Martin describing his personal struggle with anxiety and depression. In the last few years it would be impossible to be unaware of issues of well-being and mental health. We are all lucky that there is more understanding, more resources and more acceptance than perhaps at… More

In-House Lawyers’ Ethics

“In-House Lawyers’ Ethics” is a new book by Richard Moorhead, Steven Vaughan and Cristina Godinho. I qualified as a solicitor on 16 February 1987. It was, and still is, the proudest day of my professional life. Twelve months later I was an in-house lawyer and ever since I have either been an in-house lawyer or… More