Institutional Child Abuse Compensation Lawyers

Experts In Child Abuse Compensation

Want to know if you have a claim? Hit the button below and follow the steps. We’re here to help. In fact, it’s our mission. Why? Kelso Lawyers was founded by Peter Kelso – a ward of the State. He was subjected to years of foster parent abuse. So, if you’re looking for a law firm that understands your pain, Kelso Lawyers will look after you. Get in touch now.


Experts In Child Abuse Compensation

Kelso Lawyers was founded by Peter Kelso – a ward of the State. He was subjected to years of foster parent abuse. So, if you’re looking for a law firm that understands your pain, Kelso Lawyers will look after you. Get in touch now.

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About Kelsos

Kelso Lawyers was established by Peter Kelso in 1986. The firm has been actively engaged with victims of abuse since 1988. They also conduct the largest number of claims for compensation for victims in New South Wales.

We know what it’s like having the trauma of your abuser living in your head rent free – and we want to help you get them out for good.

When you choose Kelso Lawyers, you choose crusaders against establishments who need to be held accountable for their actions. You are choosing to put your trust in a team who will not only help you win your case, but give you the explanation and support required to know exactly what’s happening – every step of the way.

The Story So Far...

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Thousands of people depend on us for the latest news and updates on institutional abuse

+ 1 yrs
Founded in 1986

We’ve been helping abuse victims since 1988

$ 1 m
In client settlements

Against powerful institutions. Without even going to court.

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Why Choose Us?

Peter Kelso grew up in institutional care for 13 years; he knows child abuse personally and the ‘system’ many of his clients went through.

Kelso Lawyers punch well above their own weight. In fact, their lawyers have serious intellectual clout. They know how to use all the side doors and back doors in the law to win a complex case.

Thousands of people apply to Kelso’s every year to take their cases on.

Peter is a public figure. He advocates for change and broadcasts his opinions in the media and on the internet. Peter doesn’t respect reputations. His voice is heard loudly and repeatedly.

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Here's What Our Courageous Clients Have To Say

Without wanting to seem cliché, this whole experience has been life changing. My life has changed dramatically over the last eighteen months. It is not in any way an easy process, though I have been supported the whole way with assistance in knowing how to gain counselling and with being treated with respect and care at all times
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The settlement meeting was very well managed and I had the time, with Peter and Jodie’s support, to talk about my story and be respected. Peter spent the time with me prior to the settlement meeting to discuss life in general and how the meeting will run. This was an uplifting experience that I take in my stride and will remember for a long time. Big thank you, Peter and Jodie.
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Ready to get started?

Our director, Peter Kelso, has experienced the devastating impact of child abuse. How so? Peter became a State ward at age five and grew up separated from his siblings. He experienced physical and emotional abuse in foster care.

For a long time, Peter kept his abuse a secret. But in recent years, he has let his guard down. Sharing his story has helped other survivors to feel safer in sharing theirs.

Peter knows that it’s possible to turn the corner. And, with his legal expertise, he helps his clients to achieve a ‘breakthrough moment’. This may be through pursuing financial settlements, or apologies from the institution responsible for your abuse.

Want to find out how we can help? Get in touch now.

How It Works

Choose Your Service

We provide a range of services. Choose the one that applies to you. Maybe you have multiple issues? In that case, choose the services that apply to your needs.

Follow The Steps

Each one of our services includes an application process. This helps us figure out if we can help you. Please make sure you follow the process. Why? It'll save you a lot of time and effort.

Await Our Response

We run a tight ship. But, sometimes a lot of people need our help. So, please be patient while we assess your application. We try to help as many people as possible.

Receive Advice

After we've assessed your application, we'll advise you on your options. Even if we can't help you, we'll endeavour to guide you on where to go.

"Peter listened and accepted, cared and gave me hope. He gained my trust in a phone call. I never thought that was possible."
Greg Scully