[with Cathy Kezelman] Law Institute Journal, October 2016, pp.36-39


While originating within the field of mental health, growing evidence supports the contention that ‘the law too should strive to become trauma-informed’ (Randall & Haskell, 2013). This paper introduces the core principles of trauma informed practice with reference to the many areas of legal practice to which they relate. Research insights which support widespread application of trauma informed practice within and across the legal system and judiciary are presented. The many benefits of implementing trauma informed principles in legal practice are discussed.