Testimonials

In the words of our clients...

Kelso Lawyers have been specialising in child sex abuse cases for 30 years. From the first phone call to the day a case is finalised, clients are supported and treated with respect, understanding and compassion. You can read what our clients say about working with us here:

I honestly appreciate all that Kelso Lawyers did for me. Every step was explained along the way and I always felt I was kept up to date in the process. Although I found the mediation…

Susan Kendall

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I am 42 years old. I recently decided to look into the possibility of claiming compensation from the Catholic Church for child sexual abuse. My claim has now been settled. I do not normally write…

Susan

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I was very pleased when I heard that there would be a Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse. To me it was time for recognition and apology for the wrong-doing I suffered. I proceeded to…

Stephen

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I would like to thank Peter Kelso and the team. Without them I would have no closure. I highly recommend Kelso Lawyers. I was treated with nothing but the utmost respect and courtesy. I am…

Robyn Lawson

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After going through civil litigation against the Christian Brothers and winning, I copped a legal bill of nearly $100k from two solicitors which was not covered by the religious order. I started this quest for…

Rob Roseworne

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When I submitted my claim for compensation to Kelso Lawyers, I was very nervous. Would I be believed? I can’t thank Peter Kelso and his staff enough for their compassion and sensitivity towards me. Child…

Nora Duxbury

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My experience with Kelso Lawyers could not possibly have been improved in any way. From the outset, all interactions were 100% professional, sensitive and supportive. Although the process was very difficult for me, my lawyer,…

Mary*

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In 2013, when the Royal Commission into Child Abuse commenced I made the decision to give evidence and tell my story. At the same time I chanced upon the Kelsos website and made contact with…

Margaret Heathwood

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Thank you to all the staff and to Peter and Ashley for such a great outcome. I personally would like to recommend Kelso Lawyers for any legal matter as Peter and his son, Ashley are…

Kim Dempsey

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After speaking to my doctor about the abuse I suffered whilst at a Catholic school, my doctor advised me to seek legal advice and look on the internet. When looking on the internet I came…

John

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My brother was the victim of a vicious assault in 2011 and suffered a very serious head injury. He was in intensive care in hospital and it was uncertain whether he would live. My brother…

Jodi Dalbel

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I cannot thank you all enough. You have taken the stress out of the entire process. I was kept well informed of what was happening and the outcome was more than I ever expected. I…

Jennifer Waters

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Shame, guilt and self-loathing is all I had experienced for over 30 years. Although I had made enquiries with a few different lawyers regarding the Royal Commission into Child Abuse, it was an unexpected call…

Greg Scully

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My life has been a bit of a rollercoaster. I had 50 years of hatred bottled away as a result of child abuse. I used various substances for years to try and free myself from…

Gail Stubbings

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My claim was highly sensitive and emotionally challenging at times. However, my lawyer, Jodie and her assistant, Kayla, were totally compassionate. They were my rock during upsetting times. They always followed through and never let…

Dionne Paige

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I strongly support any person that needs a professional team of lawyers to choose Kelso Lawyers. I have had a positive outcome, both financially as well as psychologically, as a result of their dedication in…

Dianne Wilson

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Thank you, Peter… Survivors like us live with the constant knowledge that religious institutions are not always what they purport to be – and they are motivated by self-interest above all else. Living this reality…

CJ

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In my childhood I was a victim of sexual abuse by my mother. The abuse I suffered was horrible and frequent. My father didn’t know what my mother was doing to me.  I could not…

Christine

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In June 2014, I gave evidence to the public hearing of the Royal Commission into Child Abuse at Christian Brother institutions. At the hearing it was suggested that I contact Kelso Lawyers to get advice…

Arthur and Brian

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