Peter Boyce

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Peter Boyce OAM


Peter has been practising as a Solicitor since 1977 and joined that same year. With that experience, Peter has an extensive knowledge of the law.

Peter has practised in all areas of litigation and has special interests in

  • Criminal law
  • Civil and Commercial litigation
  • Retirement Village matters
  • Sports law
  • Resumption of land and compensation claims

Peter has specialised knowledge of and experience with resumption matters as a result of the Traveston Dam project, road corridors, Main Roads and water pipeline. He is renowned for his professional approach and is an experienced and determined advocate.

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Awards and Recognition

Peter's success as a solicitor has been recognised over the years, including being awarded the Order of Australia Medal in January, 2013.  He was also presented with the Civil Justice Award for 2013 from the Australian Lawyers Alliance in recognition of his outstanding achievement in promoting justice, freedom and the rights of the individual.

Those achievements have a lot to do with his work with the Morcombe family on finding justice for Daniel Morcombe. 

In 2016, Peter won the coveted 2016 Queensland Law Society’s President’s Medal. Queensland Law Society president Bill Potts said: "Peter stands as a leader in our profession and is one of countless lawyers who selflessly toil for little or no reward in the pro bono space within their communities."

In 2015, Peter was the subject of an Australian Story program produced by the ABC, which can be viewed here, and which documented his experience of dealing with the Morcombe Coronial Inquest.

Peter also has a keen sense of and involvement in the community and wishes to ensure that he and the firm are important members of the community and makes sure we give back. Peter is;

  • Committee Member for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation
  • Chairman of Wishlist (Sunshine Coast Health Foundation)
  • Chairman of the Sunshine Coast Turf Club
  • Honorary Solicitor to the Sunshine Coast Health Foundation
  • Honorary Solicitor to the St Joseph’s Parish in Nambour
  • Honorary Solicitor to the Nambour Rugby League
  • Life Member of the Kilcoy Race Club
  • Life Member of the Sunshine Coast Rugby League and Nambour Rugby League Club
  • Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Peter has also been a past Chairman of the Queensland Thoroughbred Racing Board and Member of the All Codes Board for Queensland Racing.  He is also a past Chairman of the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles, and the Sunshine Coast Gympie Rugby League, and former Finance Director of QRL Wide Bay Division.

Need legal advice? Contact Butler McDermott Lawyers Sunshine Coast to arrange a meeting with Peter. 

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