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Peter Chodat


+61 2 4221 9311


What Our Clients Say

Peter’s knowledge, manner and professionalism were excellent. It was a pleasure dealing with him and the firm. I would definitely recommend Kells.
Thank you for your assistance over these last months – almost a year. I have appreciated your keen knowledge of family law, your wisdom in addressing each issue especially in the final day of conciliation; your insight as you helped me especially with regard to the abuses I’ve encountered, your humour and kindness.
I have the highest regard for Peter Chodat and Ashleigh Barry. They showed commitment, understanding and professionalism through an incredibly stressful time, there ability to obtain a result with kindness and genuine friendship leaves me indebted to them always.
Many thanks to you and also your staff for the outstanding work you did for me. I am greatly relieved that it is finally over and I can move on with my life. The last few years have been extremely stressful and the outcome is better than I expected. Thanks again.
Thank you for today. Brilliant result could’ve not done it without your help.

Thank you for all your hard work and compassion to myself and my son. We really appreciate how supportive you and your team have all been. Many thanks. 


Peter is a partner and a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law. He is also the lead of the Kells Sydney and Wollongong family law practice. He grew up locally in the Illawarra and is known in the family law circles as being pragmatic, diligent and a skilled legal practitioner. 

What he does

Peter has practised exclusively in family law for over 20 years. He provides direction and advice in all matters of family and children disputes arising from the breakdown of relationships. He has a particular interest in complex property matters for married, de facto and same sex couples. He also has a wealth of experience in children’s issues.

Peter delivers accurate and concise family legal advice and, through his extensive experience, he instils a strong sense of confidence and reassurance to his clients. Peter is committed to achieving the best outcome for his clients. 

“Relationship breakdowns are one of the most difficult and stressful times in people’s lives, it’s vital to receive the right advice at the right time. I like the fact that my work is about helping others and guiding people through difficult parts of their lives and helping them move on and into a better place.” 


Peter has a Bachelor of Law and is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law. He is a qualified Collaborative Lawyer and is also recognised in being named among Australia’s finest lawyers for family law in the 2022, 2021 and 2020 Best Lawyers List.  

Life Outside Kells

Peter is enthusiastic about fitness and keeping healthy. He enjoys spending time with his family, has a particular interest in politics and is passionate about cars. During the summer months, he will be found at a live cricket match or watching a game on TV.  


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