Civil law with a particular emphasis on employment law.
Manus is an experienced practitioner providing practical and effective advice and representation to a broad spectrum of clients - ranging from employees and individuals through to small and medium sized business as well as FTSE listed companies, local authorities and NHS Trusts.
Manus provides representation in all areas of employment law litigation. Prominent cases include successfully representing Gillingham Football Club in rebutting sex discrimination allegations in the highly publicised case of Church v Gillingham Football Club  and representation for the London Borough of Ealing in Garry v Ealing LB  IRLR 681 (CA) which related to knowledge of detriment in race discrimination claims. Areas of practice include:
- regulatory and disciplinary hearings
- unfair and wrongful dismissal claims
- unlawful discrimination
- transfers of undertakings
- other employment related contractual disputes
- restrictive covenants
- unlawful use of confidential information
Manus successfully represented Midwife Okeke in the landmark case of Okeke v The UK Central Council for Nursing Midwifery and Health Visiting  EWHC 714 (Admin) where it was established that it is virtually impossible, under the existing Government Regulations, to strike off nurses and midwives charged with incompetence. Manus also successfully argued that the time that it took the NMC to conduct the regulatory proceedings against Midwife Okeke (4 years and 10 months) was a breach of her human rights under Article 6(1) ECHR.
Representation in respect of all forms of contractual and commercial disputes, with particular emphasis on the law of agency and unfair terms in consumer contracts (Manus is co-author of "Unfair Terms in Consumer Agreements – The New Rules Explained" (Wiley Publishing, 1995)).
Manus regularly advises and represents businesses and individuals in financial services disputes both in litigation and through the Financial Ombudsman Service. He is co-author of EC Financial Services Regulation (publishers: Wiley).
Experience in property law includes:
- Freeholder/leaseholder disputes
- Leasehold Valuation Tribunal
- Business tenancies
- Easements, covenants, and rights of way and boundary disputes
- Personal injury claims
- Trespass to the person
- Professional negligence
Questions and Answers on the Data Protection Act (ITIS)
Unfair Terms in Consumer Agreements: the new rules explained (Wiley)
EC Financial Services Regulation (Wiley)
Employment Lawyers' Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association