19 July 2016
Well the time has come for us to announce some very exciting news!
KLM Solicitors will be opening our doors in Cleveland in the next few weeks in order to service our growing number of Bayside clients.
Our office will be situated at 2/17 Middle Street, Cleveland, 100m from the Court and a short walk from the train station.
Again a massive thank you to our wonderful clients and staff who have made this phenomenal growth possible.
6 June 2016
KLM Solicitors welcomes the newest member of our dynamic team, Caitlin Downs.
Caitlin starts with KLM today as a Solicitor specialising in Family & Criminal law.
Caitlin was born in Brisbane and has lived and studied in Brisbane her whole life. She graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons). She then completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at QUT and was admitted to the Legal Profession as a Solicitor in September 2015.
Caitlin has had experience and worked in family law since April 2015 when she commenced her Practical Legal Training placement. She is passionate about children’s matters and volunteers at the Bayside Community Legal Centre at Capalaba.
In her spare time Caitlin enjoys spending time with her friends and family, travelling, trying out new cafes and going to the beach.
For any queries or to make an appointment with Caitlin, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 07 3733 0901.
Kelli Martin – Principal Solicitor
Kelli is honestly amazing
I met her at a really low point in my life and has been there for me ever since we met.
Kelli has supported me through some tough times and without her support, both legal and emotional, I probably wouldn’t have made it as far as I have.
If I was ever asked if I knew a good lawyer to see I would definitely recommend Kelli any day
TR – March 2015
Kelli Martin is a unique lawyer with her unwavering commitment to go beyond what is necessary for her client’s best outcomes. Having used previous family solicitors, I was amazed at her remarkable ability to defuse escalations at what is a very challenging time in people’s lives. She has an amazing ability to see through the haze and develop a strategy and resolution that is best for all parties and the children. I highly recommend her for all family law issues.
AP – March 2015
Ms Kelli Martin has been a life saver. I was referred to Kelli by the women’s legal service when I was at my wits’ end with my previous lawyer who was charging of a fortune but getting nowhere. KELLI IMMEDIATELY ADVANCED MY CAUSE, assisting me to put my financial matters in order, negotiating effectively with the other part’s lawyer, giving me timely feedback, and demonstrating empathy every step of the way. Kelli is so professional, her calm, efficient manner was so important to me at this difficult time. I have had full confidence in Kelli handling of my case and have no hesitation in recommending her, I am so appreciative of all Kelli has done for me.
AW – June 2015
I’m incredibly fortunate to have come across KLM Solicitors to assist me with my divorce settlement. Kelli has been a dream to work with. Exceedingly approachable, providing sound legal advice and assurance about any issue that I raised with her have put me at ease on numerous occasions. To say that it has been a relief to know that I have been in such capable hands is an understatement.
Kelli’s patience, understanding and professionalism throughout this experience have assisted me in reaching an excellent result. I have no hesitations in recommending her to others. I can’t express my gratitude enough for everything that Kelli and her team have done to assist me. Thank you…
MP – September 2015
Good afternoon Kelli,
We would like to say a massive thank you to yourself and the team at KLM Solicitors for all your help to achieve settlement. We were certain that we would never see the day, however your relentless work and constant contact with us to move forward has seen us finally achieved settlement. The day we first contacted you will be a day that we will never forget. We didn’t know what else to do or who else to contact, when a friend recommended you to us we couldn’t help but think that it was a lost cause and a waste of time, but you answered the call and shed some light on a very dark situation and things started looking up. You saved us from being out on the street and losing everything to settling with a very satisfied client. We appreciate how tolerant and understanding you and your team were with us during the highly emotional times and we wish you all the successes in the future.
S&H – February 2016
Kelli has represented both my partner and I and has got us both astonishing results in court. Kelli made the whole process quick and easy and gave me closure after a 2 year legal (and emotional) battle.
The service at KLM is personal, compassionate and you can be sure you will get the outcome you want, quickly. Couldn’t have asked for a more supportive legal team at such a stressful time.
Thank you KLM, what a weight off my shoulders!
BA – May 2016
Once again I would like to thank you for your ongoing help and support. It is so nice to have a solicitor and her team that actually care about the child that is involved.
Knowing you have someone on your side during such a difficult time is so incredibly reassuring. There is nothing more comforting then having someone to listen and reassure you that you are doing the right thing for your child when it feels like the legal system is failing them.
I couldn’t have wished for a better outcome
CS – June 2016
Dear Kelli and the KLM team,
I found the last 3 years a very gruelling time in my life with a lengthy divorce process on top of the situation at which I left my failing marriage. I was aided by Annerley Women’s Legal Service whom kindly assisted me through many processes, but finally I had to accept that I needed a lawyer….this is where I met you Kelli and under extreme fatigue and stress and hardship.
Undertaking you as my lawyer was the best decision I could have possibly made…I was initially fearful if I was making the right choice, but you gained my trust, you kept your word and your team listened to my needs very well. I view you as a great asset to this industry and a fair and firm and assertive lawyer where and when needed. The KLM team have communicated extremely well, throughout your pregnancy and very little time off, you all have been amazingly professional and organised through changes within your office circumstances. I feel you went above and beyond the call of duty with your understanding and compassion… but not letting that affect your tasks ahead.
I feel I could never thankyou enough for the support I have received through your own insight, no matter how stressful things may have been behind the scenes. Josh, Val, Caitlin, Jess…all that have been involved with me have been absolutely fantastic…. even giving me directions to the nearest petrol station…after traveling without much petrol in my car and dealing with a shaking client. (I can laugh about this now).
I have already recommended you to someone and hope they will contact you and I will continue to recommend you to anyone needing a lawyer, for any reason. If I were to meet anyone that was in my position I think I would drive them to your office myself and introduce them to you. I sincerely mean that. I am struggling to find the words to convey my gratitude but just know you are a great team.
I would like to congratulate you on the development of another office at Cleveland. Please keep your ethics and standards and having the right lawyers and clerks in your team.
As much as I am happy everything has now been settled, in a strange way I feel a little sad to say goodbye. If I am ever in need of more services that you can provide I will call you first.
Once again I cannot thankyou enough. I wish you all the best professionally and in your private lives.
AM – July 2016