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Kit’s expertise 

previous history and skills | Turner Freeman LawyersKit specialises in compensation cases for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. He has worked in the Sydney office since November 2015.

previous history and skills | Turner Freeman LawyersKit started working with survivors in 2013 while employed at knowmore, as one of its first lawyers. At knowmore, he worked in a multidisciplinary team of lawyers, counsellors and ATSI liaison officers and assisted hundreds of survivors across Australia. He has assisted survivors with sexual abuse in nearly every type of organisation in Australia. He has collaborated closely with a large number of support services and counsellors around Australia to achieve results for survivors.

previous history and skills | Turner Freeman LawyersHe worked closely with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including in their prison engagement program, and appeared on knowmore’s behalf at the Royal Commission’s public hearing on civil litigation and redress.

He has represented clients in private hearings before the Royal Commission and in civil litigation for child sexual abuse.

experience | Turner Freeman lawyersOver the years, Kit has learnt a lot from survivors and his work. He has shared in their pain, mistrust and anger, but also in their resilience, relief and hope. For this reason, he adopts a survivor-focused approach, built on trust, respect, safety and collaboration. 

  • Kit has also developed a unique set of legal skills over his time as a lawyer that enables him to effectively investigate and prove historical crimes, some dating back to the 1950s. He is able to build cases where other lawyers have failed.

For a lot of these reasons, Kit was selected to become a member of the Law Society of New South Wales’ Specialist Legal Practitioners Panel for Minors and Young Adults in Civil Claims against the State and/or Other Bodies.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws – Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Arts – Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – The College of Law
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales’ Specialist Legal Practitioners Panel for Minors and Young Adults in Civil Claims against the State and/or Other Bodies (2019)

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