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Atkin Chambers

Manus McMullan

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Construction - London (Bar)

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Manus McMullan QC
Star silk who draws praise for his advocacy skills and tactical nous. He regularly acts in high-value construction disputes and arbitrations around the world and is particularly good at infrastructure disputes. He also boasts a terrific track record in construction-related professional indemnity and insurance matters. Energy and natural resources is another area of sterling sector expertise.
Strengths: "He is brilliant at his work, a very smooth cross-examiner with a deep understanding of construction disputes and someone who commands the tribunal’s respect." "Our brief was to choose the best counsel and Manus was our first choice."
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Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Manus McMullan QC
Highly impressive advocate whose reputation among solicitors and peers goes from strength to strength. His work in the energy sector centres on construction and engineering disputes, including cases relating to power station facilities and large-scale transport infrastructure. He has experience acting for clients in delay and quantum disputes.
Strengths: "A very fair, open and skilled advocate who has a great ability to unnerve the opposition with a few quick remarks and is quick on his feet." "Hugely in demand, good with clients, good on the detail and a good advocate."
Recent work: Represented Panama Canal Authority in a dispute surrounding the mining and use of basalt to make aggregates. Claims in this matter reached over USD5 billion.
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Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Manus McMullan QC
Advises on a wide array of professional negligence claims in construction and technology contexts, including claims of an international nature. He handles cases relating to architects, surveyors and engineers, as well as software developers, systems analysts and computer programmers. His expertise is sought out by professionals, insurers and claimants.
Strengths: "Outstanding - at the top of his game. He's very calm and level-headed and cuts though the facts."
Recent work: Acted for a large UK engineering contractor in litigation concerning a fire that occurred while maintenance work was carried out at Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire.
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International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Manus McMullan QC
One of the leading practitioners in the area, who has a stellar reputation in the sphere of infrastructure disputes. He is sought after by governments, corporations and international contractors in connection with national and foreign disputes concerning a wide array of issues including construction, engineering and energy. He has recently appeared in a number of high-value arbitrations relating to infrastructure projects under ICSID and ICC rules.
Strengths: "An impressive individual who has real gravitas at a tribunal." "He is extremely detailed, very user-friendly, approachable and he secures the confidence of the client."
Recent work: Lead advocate for the Panama Canal Authority on a USD5 billion series of arbitrations regarding its Third Set of Locks Project.
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