Corporate lawyer Amanda Banton buys $4.6 million Darlo dump

Corporate lawyer Amanda Banton buys $4.6 million Darlo dump
Corporate lawyer Amanda Banton buys $4.6 million Darlo dump

Powerhouse litigator Amanda Banton is set to emerge as the mystery purchaser of one of Darlinghurst’s last decrepit Victorian terraces.  

Word is after the uninhabitable five-bedroom Surrey St home sold for $4.6m that Banton engaged William Smart Architects to work on the restoration investment project.

The home attracted 18 registered bidders at its BresicWhitney auction despite needing $2m plus in renovation work. There were three bidders at $4.6m for the 278sqm property with 7.6m frontage.

The hoarder home, offered with rooms cordoned off with danger tape, last tra­ded in 1976 at $43,000.

Darlinghurst had 40 sales over the past year at a $1.9m median, according to ­realestate.com.au.

The Rose Bay-based lawyer has just kicked off her new Martin Place legal firm, Banton Group specialising in insolvency and litigation.

Her partners have made significant recoveries for clients, including $200m plus against Lehman Brothers and $215m against Standard and Poors.

Banton Group recently acted successfully on a pro-bono basis to represent a ­grieving family excluded from the class action in the MH17 appeal.

The article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.  

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