6-8 William Street, Nambour, Sunshine Coast

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 Tribunal and providing advice in respect of alleged breaches of the Queensland Turf Club Rules for both jockeys and trainers. The increasing level of professionalism and governance adopted by sporting clubs and organisations at all levels has seen the area of sports law evolve greatly in recent years.

Our sports solicitors are able to assist codes, clubs and competitors in any aspect of their involvement in a sport, including:-

  • Preparation and negotiation of constitutions and contracts/agreements;
  • Administration of constitution/rules;
  • Judiciary/Disciplinary Tribunal hearings;
  • Appeals of disciplinary hearings.

Why Choose our Sunshine Coast Sports Lawyers

Our Sunshine Coast solicitors can also assist you or your sporting club with legal advice in relation to its formation and incorporation as well as its exposure to liability.

It is important for all involved with sporting operations to understand a club or organisation’s Constitution is a binding contract with its members. This means that all members have certain rights within their club or organisation. Those administering the rules must strictly comply with the Constitution to avoid any possible breach of the rights of members.

Our Sunshine Coast lawyers have appeared before, and conducted Tribunals, in a variety of fields and at all levels. When people have been denied their right to natural justice, we have had those rights restored by making application to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Meet Our Sports Law Team

Contact our sports lawyers on the Sunshine Coast for sports law legal services.

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.