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Jamie Lee Hunt

A Pillar in Estate Law: Jamie Lee Hunt’s Compassionate Leadership

In the nuanced world of the legal profession, where intricate laws intersect with deep human emotions, it is esteemed professionals like Jamie Lee Hunt who truly make a mark. Since joining Butler McDermott Lawyers in 2019, Jamie has distinguished herself as a leader in the Wills and Estates section, bringing both unmatched skill and genuine compassion to her role.

Educational Foundation

Jamie pursued her academic excellence at the University of Sunshine Coast, earning her Bachelor of Laws in 2020. She advanced her practical legal expertise by completing Practical Legal Training at the College of Law in 2021, leading to her admission to the Supreme Court of Queensland in August 2021. She is currently also completing her master of laws (applied law), majoring in Wills and Estates. This strong educational background underpins her authoritative position in estate law.

Mastery in Wills and Estates

Jamie’s selection of Wills and Estates as her focus area is driven by a profound empathy and a deep understanding of the significant emotional impact estate matters have on individuals and families. Her approach to each case combines unparalleled legal expertise with a level of emotional support that’s rare in the field. This distinctive blend of professionalism and personal attention ensures that her clients are not only well-advised legally but also feel heard and supported at every step.

Impactful Interventions

What Jamie finds most fulfilling about her role is the profound effect she can have on the futures of her clients. She excels in dissecting complex estate litigation and developing strategies that safeguard the interests of claimants. Her dedication to her clients often cultivates enduring partnerships that navigate the tumultuous journey of life.

Community Commitment

Jamie’s dedication extends far beyond her responsibilities at Butler McDermott Lawyers. Her participation in the Sunshine Coast Law Association and the Queensland Law Society, alongside her service as a qualified Justice of the Peace, epitomises her commitment to both the legal profession and her community. This involvement highlights her relentless pursuit of fostering a cohesive and supportive legal ecosystem in the Sunshine Coast.

The Distinction of Butler McDermott Lawyers

Jamie’s reflections on the distinctiveness of Butler McDermott Lawyers echo her core values. The firm’s focus on community involvement, continuous professional development, and individualised client care align with Jamie’s professional philosophy. This alignment underscores the firm’s position as not only a place of legal excellence but also a nurturing ground for profound client relationships and community engagement.

Jamie Lee Hunt is a testament to the powerful combination of legal precision and heartfelt empathy in the field of estate law. Her guidance in Wills and Estates transcends mere legal resolutions, providing families navigating their most challenging moments with both expertise and sensitivity.

Need help with wills and estate planning? Contact Jamie at Butler McDermott Lawyers on (07) 5441 1044 today for a free initial consultation.

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Peter Boyce


Peter has been practising as a Nambour Solicitor since 1977 and joined Butler McDermott Lawyers the same year.

With over 40 years practicing as a Sunshine Coast lawyer, Peter has extensive knowledge of various facets of law.

He has practised in all areas of litigation and has special interests in:

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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.

Brent King


Brent works as a litigation lawyer, providing litigation legal advice in relation to both civil and criminal law matters, including:
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  • Planning Matters
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Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast and joining Butler McDermott after the completion of his studies, Brent appreciates the needs of our clients, and brings a particularly commercial approach to litigation. Brent is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Sunshine Coast Law Association, and has litigated a wide variety of matters in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts.

Al Upton


After arriving at Butler McDermott Lawyers in 2016, Al quickly progressed to running our Wills and Estates section and has successfully litigated disputes in the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland in the early stages of his career.

In the years that followed Al has now moved to assist our clients with commercial and property matters having achieved positive outcomes in that area as well as general litigation. Al’s experience has him uniquely placed to provide quality advice in the areas of property, commercial, wills and estates and general litigation.

Al is involved in giving back to the community, sitting on the board for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and Sundale Community Foundation. He otherwise became a director of Butler McDermott Lawyers in November 2021.