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Legal Successes

Butler McDermott Lawyers Nambour Milestone Cases

 Sunshine Coast & Hinterland

The Sunshine Coast law firm of Butler McDermott Lawyers have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to provide legal services to clients from all walks of life, from those with nothing to give to those involved in multi-million dollars deals.

That is the beauty of striving to offer every client with a full legal service and we are thankful for receiving their instructions and the faith and trust that all our clients show in our local solicitors.

Over the years, the solicitors from Butler McDermott Lawyers Nambour have worked on a number of matters that have had widespread impact on the community, including the Daniel Morcombe disappearance, the Traveston Dam project, and numerous land resumptions affecting Sunshine Coast property owners.

You can review our milestone cases from the right panel on this page.

If you require any legal services or advice, please get in touch with our team, we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Simone Faunt


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:

  • 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


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


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.