Book Reviews



Author: Leslie Cuthbert

This book is a good idea…What I like is there will be one idea every day – and only one. Your mind will not get jumbled. Think on what you read…. Some ideas you will like. Others may not work for you. With advocacy, this is always the way. But the point is to try things out – one day at a time.

Iain Morley QC, author of The Devil’s Advocate (from the Foreword to the book)

365 Daily Advocacy Tips is a brand new and unique guide for a new generation of advocates.

Packed with pithy, serious, amusing, and thought-provoking tips for each day of the year, from a refreshingly diverse range of sources, it provides a fascinating insight into the principles of good advocacy. Essential knowledge of related topics such as how people make decisions, indicators of credibility and the ‘rules’ of argument and rhetoric are all included.

Split into ten clear sections, the 365 soundbites and longer tips cover:

  • Preparation
  • The Mechanics of Advocacy
  • Psychology
  • Questioning: Examination-in-Chief/Direct Examination
  • Questioning: Cross-Examination
  • Decision-Makers
  • Trial Strategy
  • Constructing Arguments, Rhetoric and Submissions
  • Useful Quotes
  • Resources to Improve Your Advocacy

The advocate’s daily bread

Lengthy and studious volumes of advocacy have their place, but practitioners may find that just one morsel of advice is needed to change an entire day’s work. This calendar of tips and tales from the world of advocacy is an able companion for every advocate serious about continuous and incremental improvement in their knowledge, skill and practice. – available in both paperback and eBook formats.

About the author

Leslie Cuthbert has been a Criminal Defence Advocate for over 18 years and currently is engaged in a number of diverse roles. These include acting as a consultant in criminal litigation, acting in various judicial capacities and as a trainer of judges, lawyers and investigators.


ISBN: 9781780438320

Pub date: May 2015

Price: £19.99


ISBN: 9781780438337

Pub date: June 2015

Price: £19.99


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