Mr Manus McMullan QC > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn
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Manus specialises in commercial disputes with an emphasis on energy, natural resources and utilities, construction and engineering, professional indemnity and insurance matters both domestically and internationally. He is often the lead advocate on the largest and most high-profile disputes in these fields.

He has represented a wide range of clients including multi-national corporations, government entities, professional advisers, contractors and individuals all over the world.

In the past 3 years, in cases where Manus has been acting for the Claimant or Plaintiff, his clients have been awarded, and have recovered, over US$ 1bn.  In the same time frame, where he has been acting for Defendants or Respondents, he has successfully defended claims for in excess of US$ 5bn.

Manus is recommended by The Legal 500 in the fields of international arbitration, construction, energy and natural resources, and professional negligence. He was awarded International Arbitration Silk of the Year 2018 by The Legal 500.


Called 1994; Middle Temple; QC 2010.






Oxford University (Hons Jurisprudence 1st).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Manus McMullan QCAtkin ChambersA very effective cross-examiner and communicator, who at the same time gains the tribunal’s respect with his conduct.

Atkin Chambers is the ‘number one set for construction law‘ with some ‘standout barristers‘ whose ‘competence and experience is really what you need for complex and international disputes‘. The set has a hugely impressive global reach, and members are extremely experienced acting on disputes in the Middle East and Asia. In Latin America, Manus McMullan QC successfully represented the Panama Canal Authority which received another award in its favour in December 2018 as part of its ongoing series of arbitrations with Grupo Unidos per el Canal.

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Manus McMullan QCAtkin ChambersOutstanding, probably the most sought after construction silk.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Manus McMullan QCAtkin ChambersA prominent silk in disputes concerning the development and exploitation of oil and gas fields.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Manus McMullan QCAtkin ChambersHe has a very attractive manner in court.