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Estate Litigation Lawyer

Estate Litigation Lawyer Sunshine Coast   We offer no-win, no-fee options in our Estate Litigation division.  Contact Butler McDermott Lawyers on (07) 5441 1044 for a free initial conversation with the Head of Estate Litigation. Butler McDermott Lawyers can help you seek justice through estate litigation Navigating the aftermath of

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Wills and Estates Lawyer

Butler McDermott Will and Estate Lawyers Sunshine Coast We can help regarding Wills and Estates Butler McDermott’s Wills and Estates solicitors can assist you with a wide variety of legal matters that may arise when disputing or defending a will, administering an estate, or attending to estate planning, including the

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Property Law

Property Law Property Settlement Lawyers  Butler McDermott’s property lawyers on the Sunshine Coast have many years of experience in defamation law, and can be of great assistance. Leasing Here at Butler McDermott Lawyers Sunshine Coast, we assist our Property Law clients in all forms of leasing and have many landlord

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Resumption of Land

Land Resumption Sunshine Coast Land Resumption Lawyers Butler McDermott Lawyers is the Sunshine Coast’s expert law firm, experienced in representing clients fighting the compulsory acquisition of their land. If you have received notice that a government authority plans to resume (or compulsorily acquire) all or part of your property, it

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Retirement Village Legal Advice

Retirement Village Legal Advice Retirement Villages – Residence Contract Legal Advice Retirement should be a stress free period of life. Before entering a Retirement Village you should consult our Sunshine Coast solicitors for legal advice so we can review you residence contract and make sure there are no hidden traps.

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Sports Law

Sports Law Sports Law Legal Advice Our Sunshine Coast law firm’s extensive community commitment and dedication to the sporting community give us a head start in the area of sports law. Why use a sports lawyer? Our sports lawyers have particular experience in acting in appeals to the Queensland Racing

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Traffic Offences

Traffic Offenses Car Accident Lawyers for Traffic Offences Butler McDermott Sunshine Coast car accident lawyers have represented numerous clients over the years on many different traffic offence charges. Why use a traffic offence lawyer? Some of the normal traffic offences are drink driving, drug driving, driving under the influence (DUI),

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Trust Law

Trust Law Trust Law Solicitors Sunshine Coast Need to set up a family trust or other type of trust, simply require some trust law advice? Contact our Butler McDermott solicitors on the Sunshine Coast to arrange an appointment. What is a trust? A ‘trust’ is the common word given to

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Enduring Power of Attorney

Enduring Power of Attorney Enduring Power of Attorney Sunshine Coast Legal Services We all accept that ones health can fail or one could be involved in a serious accident. You could be too ill or injured to make choices about your medical treatment or could suffer a disability (such as

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Coronial Inquests

Coronial Inquests Coronial Inquests Lawyers Sunshine Coast The Queensland Coroner is responsible for conducting investigations and inquests into reportable deaths that occur in Queensland. The Coroners Court is established to hold inquests in relation to deaths which might require a closer look at the relevant facts. Coronial investigation or inquest.

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Peace and Good Behaviour Orders

Peace and Good Behaviour Peace and Good Behaviour Lawyers If you are feeling threatened by another person, there are a number of Orders available to assist you. Call Butler McDermott law firm’s Sunshine Coast lawyers to help you arrange the Order you need. Our peace and good behaviour lawyers are

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Litigation Litigation Legal Services Need the legal services of experienced and trusted litigation lawyers in Sunshine Coast? Call the Butler McDermott law firm team in Nambour. Litigation refers to the conduct of a dispute that is now before a Court or a Tribunal. In essence, whilst two parties might be

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Personal Injury and Compensation

Personal Injury and Compensation Personal Injury Lawyer Services Looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer near your location? Our Sunshine Coast law firm can help. Under Personal Injury Law, if you suffer an injury, whether physical or psychological, you may be entitled to compensation and should contract the services of

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Intellectual Property Lawyers Sunshine Coast You’ve come to the right Sunshine Coast law firm for IP law services. Our team of IP lawyers have many years of experience in this field of law. About intellectual property rights The term “intellectual property” refers to the ownership of ideas, designs,

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Family Lawyers

Family Lawyers Butler McDermott Family Lawyers Sunshine Coast Do you need a family lawyer? Butler McDermott family lawyers can assist you with a wide variety of legal matters that may arise with the person to whom you are or were married or in a de facto relationship with. Remember that

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Employment Lawyers

Employment Law Sunshine Coast Employment Lawyers Butler McDermott’s law firm’s Sunshine Coast employment lawyers can provide assistance whether you are an employer or an employee. Areas of employment law legal advice include: Unfair Dismissal; Underpayment of wages; Redundancies; Show Cause Notices; Employment Contracts; Termination of Employment; Mediation of Disputes; Awards

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Discrimination Lawyers

Discrimination Solicitors Sunshine Coast Discrimination Solicitors If you feel that you have been discriminated against and would like to contract the services of an experienced workplace discrimination lawyer, you’re in the right place. Butler McDermott’s discrimination lawyers on the Sunshine Coast have many years of experience in defamation law, and

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Defamation Lawyers  

Defamation solicitors Defamation solicitors Sunshine Coast Are you considering suing for defamation and are seeking experienced defamation lawyers to represent you? Defamation is a tort (a civil wrong) actionable by a person against another for publishing words, remarks, comments or pictures that have the effect of lowering the reputation of

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Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery Debt Recovery Lawyers Sunshine Coast If you are owed money by another person, business or company our Sunshine Coast solicitors can assist. Methods to recovery debt The extent to which a person must go to recover a debt varies in each set of unique circumstances. All that may

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Criminal Lawyers

Criminal Lawyers Criminal Defence Lawyers Sunshine Coast Have you been accused or charged with a crime or offence & need a criminal defence lawyer? Being accused of a crime, misdemeanor or summary offence by the Police is a daunting experience for anyone. Our Nambour criminal solicitors on the Sunshine Coast

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Bankruptcy Lawyers Bankruptcy Lawyers Sunshine Coast If a person is unable to pay their debts owed to others and has no capacity to meet those debts into the future, they may become bankrupt and be in need of the services of a bankruptcy solicitor. We’ll guide you through Being a

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Planning & Environment

Environment Law Planning & Environment Solicitors Whether you are a developer, resident or interested member of the community, our environment lawyers on the Sunshine Coast can advise in relation to many aspects of development applications to Council. Environmental law advice Legal aspects of Development Applications; Making submissions (objections) against Development

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Conveyancing Lawyers 

Conveyancing Lawyers Sunshine Coast Conveyancing Lawyers Butler McDermott is the trusted name in property conveyancing in the Sunshine Coast. For over 100 years, we’ve been helping locals to obtain favourable conditions for the purchase or sale of their properties. We’ll guide you through Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a

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Consumer Law

Consumer Law Consumer Law Solicitors If you feel aggrieved by the practices of a salesperson or have purchased a product, or received a service that you are not happy with, you may have a claim against the seller and have justification to hire a consumer law lawyer to pursue your

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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:

  • 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.