|About||Kelso Lawyers specialize in compensation for survivors of child abuse.|
Peter Kelso is the sole Director. Peter was admitted to practice in 1984 in the Supreme Court of NSW. Peter now practises in every state of Australia. After working in banking law and securities for nine years in Sydney, Peter founded his firm in Newcastle.
Following the establishment of the Victim's Compensation Tribunal in 1988,Peter marketed and developed a speciality in victims of crime work. He now conducts the largest victims practice in NSW.
Peter also conducts one of the largest clergy abuse practices in Australia. His firm represents more witnesses appearing at the Royal Commission than any other law firm in the country.
Peter has been married for 32years and has four children. Three of his children are training to be lawyers. He is married to Michelle, a highly respected local GP specialising in women's health and ante natal care. They are active Christians and attend Hillsong Church Newcastle. Michelle is planning to go to Uganda in June/July 2014 with a team of doctors and nurses to run free clinics for three weeks through the famous Watoto Children's Hospital.
Peter is a frequent public speaker on the subject of victims of abuse and life transformation. His talks are lively and inspirational.
As specialists in child abuse compensation claims, Kelso Lawyers have represented hundreds of survivors of child abuse across Australia.
The firm was established in 1986 by lawyer, Peter Kelso, a former State ward who has himself experienced child abuse. You can read Peter’s story on our website.
We took on our first child abuse case in 1988, and now such cases are the sole focus of our firm.
With Peter at our helm, we have a unique take on how to help survivors of child abuse to rebuild their lives. Every member of our team — from our legal secretaries to our paralegals and solicitors — appreciate the devastating impact child abuse can have on the lives of survivors. Compassion and empathy is at the core of everything we do.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. Legal practitioners employed by Kelso Lawyers are members of the scheme.
|Awards||2012 Finalist, Justice Medal, Law & Justice Foundation of NSW|
|Products||Royal Commissions, Commissions of Inquiry, clergy and institutional abuse compensation, class actions, Victims Compensation Tribunal Applications, civil litigation, bankruptcy and asset protection, property and estates|