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.
After responding to Peter Kelso on Facebook and discussing my case, I found Peter to be very understanding and helpful. Both Peter and Ashley were particularly good at discussing delicate information and traversing the legal system. Money will never replace what I lost and what was taken from me, but
After feeling worthless for most of my life, I finally found the right people to help me receive compensation for all the abuse I endured as a child in a religious institution. Thank you, Kelso Lawyers for the respect shown to me and my family. Being compensated has helped me
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 difficult, my lawyers Ashley and Lydia, made the day as painless and stress-free as possible
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 is tough, and the work of you and your team makes all the difference. In
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 me down. They consistently went above and beyond and the outcome was much better than
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, Jodie, supported me tirelessly the whole way through. During periods when I became discouraged, it
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 fighting for the rights of downtrodden people – people who have been harmed emotionally, physically
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 sexual abuse is very difficult to talk about. Winning a payout vindicated me. Crimes were
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 on how to proceed on the issue of compensation. On speaking to Peter Kelso, he
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 I received from Peter Kelso one afternoon. You see, so many other firms had either
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 justice for the hundred or so victims at my school in 2010 and have taken
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 both wonderful, compassionate human beings. This firm handled my case on a very sensitive matter
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