About Us

Banton Group was established in 2020 by powerhouse lawyer, Amanda Banton. She is renowned for her pioneering litigation in relation to complex financial products, particularly involving collateralized debt obligations or synthetic collateralized debt obligations, including successful ground breaking claims against global ratings agencies and global and Australian financial institutions.  

Banton Group specialises in large commercial dispute resolution, class actions, restructuring and insolvency litigation and advisory matters.   We are renowned for our direct approach to challenging and obscure legal problems on behalf of our clients. 

Being strategic thinkers and results focused, our team brings together some of the brightest legal minds with worldwide experience.  Our team members have successfully recovered well over half a billion dollars in settlements and judgments, with recoveries almost always at the high end of the damages claimed.

Our lawyers have experience acting in some of Australia’s largest class actions and insolvencies and are experts in assisting clients with high-value and reputationally significant disputes and investigative matters.  Our practice also encompasses a broad range of regulatory matters, state and federal litigation, international arbitration, out-of-court restructurings, major private and public entity distressed transactions, multijurisdictional corporate collapses and court sanctioned schemes. 

Banton Group will act on a contingency fee basis where appropriate in the Supreme Court of Victoria.   We also have strong relationships with many litigation funders who we work with on a day to day basis.   We can assist our clients in obtaining competitive funding for class actions, commercial and insolvency claims.

Consistent with our strong social conscience, Banton Group also acts in pro-bono matters where appropriate.

Recent Testimonials & Awards

2021 Asia Pacific Legal 500 Guide:

‘Banton Group is a boutique and focused litigation practice which has the ability to conduct big litigation to the level of a top-tier large firm.’

‘Amanda Banton has a highly creative approach to litigation, is not afraid to take on forensically difficult cases, and has a first-rate strategic eye to overall litigation outcomes… Elliott Smith has a top-notch working knowledge of his areas of specialty, together with excellent organisational abilities.

‘Banton Group had considerable experience and skill in insolvency litigation, particularly in large cases arising from insolvencies. The firm is particularly experienced and skilled in acting for liquidators and other plaintiffs, an area which often presents difficulties.  As a firm Banton Group has a skillset particularly suited for insolvency litigation, particularly large and often difficult cases.’