Limitation Periods: Victims have waited long enough for justice. The time for law reform is NOW

Kelso Lawyers call for the complete removal of the limitation period for claims involving child abuse, the setting aside of deeds of release, the making of churches’ property trusts liable for the actions of priests and the establishment of a nominal defendant so that victims can sue even when the institution no longer exists. These were some of the recommendations contained in our submissions provided to the NSW Government in response to the discussion paper issued by the NSW Attorney-General in late January. To read the submissions in full, go to the following link: NSW Limitation Submissions – Kelso Lawyers

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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