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Compulsory Land Acquisition and Resumption: Understanding the Impact of Borumba Pumped Hydro Transmission Line Connection on Your Property

If you are a property owner within the proposed area for the Borumba Pumped Hydro Transmission Line Connection, you may have recently received correspondence from the Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited (Powerlink), indicating that your land may fall within the final construction corridor. Understanding what this means for you and

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George Cowan: Championing the Battlers in Accident Compensation Law

For over three and a half decades, George Cowan has been a steadfast advocate in the field of personal injury and accident compensation law, dedicating his career to representing “the battlers and little guys” against formidable insurance companies. His journey in law began with a unique path, combining external studies

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Contesting a Will: A Comprehensive Guide

When the will of a loved one is read, it’s not always met with understanding and acceptance. In some cases, the distribution of the estate may appear unfair, inadequate, or not reflective of the deceased’s wishes or promises made during their lifetime. This is where the process of contesting a

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Simone Faunt

Solicitor

Peter Boyce

Consultant

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:

  • 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.

Brent King

Solicitor/Director

Brent works as a litigation lawyer, providing litigation legal advice in relation to both civil and criminal law matters, including:
  • Defamation Claims
  • Contract and Debt Disputes
  • Building and Construction Disputes
  • Planning Matters
  • Criminal Law and Traffic Legal Matters
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

Solicitor/Director

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.