Royal Commission receives expert advice from Kelso Lawyers

Victims compensation of $10,000 is the maximum redress for state wards in NSW under an appalling ‘support scheme’ rushed through last year.  Read Peter Kelso’s full submissions to the Royal Commission here:

Submissions in Response – IP7 – FINAL

About Peter Kelso


I am a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. I have been admitted to practice since 1984. I am the principal and founder of Kelso Lawyers which has operated in Newcastle since 1986.

I have been an advocate for compensation for victims of abuse since the commencement of the Victims Compensation Tribunal in New South Wales in 1988. I conduct the largest victims practice in New South Wales. I have a high level of engagement with numerous NGOs such as woman’s refuges, sexual assault services, community organisations and healing centres.

On 31 October 2012 I was a finalist for the Justice Medal, presented by the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales.


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