Community Involvement

Grassroots Sports Club

The Grassroots Sports Club (GSC) was established in 2008 by three members of an amateur football club. The club was struggling to raise funds for an Under-18 team that provided a positive environment for a diverse group of young men. Knowing that without this footy team many of the players wouldn’t have the means to participate in sport at all, the three men organised some mates and hosted the first GSC lunch. The event raised enough money to pay for club registrations, boots and footy jumpers for the members of the team who required financial support.
Butler, McIntyre & Butler Lawyers are proud to support the Grassroots Sports Club and their activities in the local community.

Dragons Abreast Corporate Regatta

A team of paddlers from Butler, McIntyre and Butler participated in the Dragons Abreast Corporate Regatta on Sunday 26th February. It was a sunny and fun-filled day with the BMB Team doing a magnificent job. Well done to all.

Translation & Interpreting Services Now Available

Butler, McIntyre & Butler is pleased to announce they now have translation and interpreting services available to assist our clients. Please notify us when making your appointment if you would like to access this service for written translations or spoken interpretations.
We can assist with Mandarin and other languages upon request.

Cancer Council Legal Referral Service

Butler, McIntyre & Butler Lawyers joined the Cancer Council Legal Referral Service in November 2012. Through this work, we assist families affected by cancer to navigate complex legal issues relating to wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianships and superannuation on a pro bono basis. Without this support, these families would continue to face pressing legal issues due to cancer. If you are affected by cancer and need assistance with legal issues, contact:


Cancer Council
Telephone: 13 11 20

Variety Children’s Charity

Butler, McIntyre & Butler has been involved with Variety the Children’s Charity in Tasmania since 2007.  Variety in Tasmania is synonymous with Tas Bash (and almost all of you would have seen the highly decorative and fun Bash cars that are on the Tasmanian roads mid October each year). Moneys raised through Tas Bash, other events held by Variety throughout the year and sponsorship (corporate and individual) stays in Tasmania to help Tasmanian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

Butler McIntyre & Butler supports Variety in Tasmania by attending events, making donations and providing pro bono legal assistance.

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Corporate & Regulatory News

Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding

The Australian Taxation Office has introduced new rules which apply to vendors disposing of certain taxable Australian property under contracts entered into from 1 July 2016. A 10% non-final withholding will be applied to these transactions at settlement.
Read more at the Australian Taxation Office.

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Commercial lawyer & litigation lawyer employment opportunities

Butler McIntyre & Butler has opportunities for a commercial lawyer and a litigation lawyer for the firm.
You will need:
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 A high level of integrity and professional accountability
If you are interested in joining this independent and progressive firm and developing your career within a highly experienced team, please apply now.
Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Applications by post or email to:
Dianne Coleman
Butler McIntyre & Butler
GPO Box 980

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Significant or New Cases

Significant or New Cases

Australian Communications and Media Authority v Today FM (Sydney) Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 7 (4 March 2015)

View the case

Coles v Tasmania [2013]  TASCCA  9 (5 September 2013)

Our criminal team recently represented a client in a successful appeal which resulted in his sentence being decreased.

Criminal Law – Appeal and new trial – Appeal against sentence – Grounds for interference – Sentence manifestly excessive or inadequate – Two counts of attempted wounding and two of aggravated assault involving use of a firearm – All crimes arising from the one incident – Sentence of 6½ years’ imprisonment – Whether sentence manifestly excessive – Sentence to be based on broad and reasonable characterisation of criminal conduct. View the case


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Staff News

New Graduate Lawyers

Butler, McIntyre & Butler Lawyers would like to welcome Ivan Bennett and Andrew Isles to the firm. Ivan and Andrew will be working with us as graduate lawyers.

Alison Wells

It is with great pleasure that the partners of Butler, McIntyre & Butler announce that Alison Wells has joined the partnership as the 32nd partner of the firm since inception in 1824.

Peter Joyce

Peter Joyce has retired from the Partnership of the Butler, McIntyre & Butler. He will continue as a consultant for the benefit of the firm and clients for 3 days a week.

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