Institutional Sexual Abuse Compensation Lawyers

Abuse Compensation Lawyers

Kelso Lawyers help victims of sexual abuse to obtain compensation. With over 30 years experience, our team have the expertise to help you achieve justice. If you would like to share your story, hit the button below.

Abuse Claim Lawyers (No Win No Fee)

Kelso Lawyers was established by Peter Kelso in 1986. Our firm has been actively engaged with victims of abuse since 1988. We also conduct the largest number of claims for compensation for victims in New South Wales. As specialists in the area of institutional child sexual abuse, we are experts in abuse law. Learn more about our No Win No Fee agreement here.

Abuse Law Services

Institutional abuse can occur in a wide range of settings. To combat this, our team has extensive experience in all aspects of abuse law, including foster parent abuse, educational abuse, defence force abuse, and more. Find out if you’re eligible to make a claim

Clergy and Institutional Abuse Claims

Institutional abuse covers a wide range of organisations and religious groups in our community. If you believe you were abused by a member of the clergy, a foster parents, a teacher, a charity, or superior, you could be entitled to compensation. Learn more.

Foster Parent Abuse Claims

Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse is rampant in foster homes throughout Australia. Read the statistics and find out if you’re eligible for compensation.

National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme was established in response to the Royal Commission’s final report. However, compensation is limited based on the kind of abuse you experience - learn more about how they calculate payments and talk to Kelso Lawyers before applying for redress.

School Abuse

To think sexual abuse happens in a school or childcare setting is deplorable. Unfortunately, hundreds of children have experienced abuse in the classroom on a daily basis. Find out if you’re eligible for compensation with Kelso Lawyers.

Victoria Police Redress Scheme

Sexual abuse in the police force is more common than you think. Into the ongoing culture of abuse and sexual harassment of female officers, the Victorian Government has announced the Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme. Learn more and find out if you’re eligible for redress.

ADF Abuse Claims

The Australian Defense Force is known for its hazing rituals, abusive “team-building” activities, and bullying. However, physical and sexual abuse is more common than you might think. If you believe you were abused in the army, navy, or the airforce, contact us to make a claim.

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 the establishments who need to be held accountable for the horrors they’ve caused. 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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Founded in 1986

We’ve been helping abuse victims since 1986

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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 have spent several years specialising in the field of child sexual abuse. Our years of experience has lead to our team knowing 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.

Our lawyers have a lot of energy. The law is their number one interest. They will work well beyond 9 to 5, weekends and public holidays if that’s what it takes to get your case ready. At Kelso Lawyers we push hard to finish your claim so you can get on with your life.

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.

Peter Kelso Solicitor

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How It Works

Apply For Compensation

Hit the button 'apply for compensation' and follow the steps. It's very easy to apply. Once your form has been submitted, our abuse law compensation lawyers will look at your case.

Receive a 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.

Get 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.