Magnus is a highly experienced property lawyer dealing with sales and purchases of investment property (including whole portfolios), development work, joint ventures and secured lending projects.
He acts for many Cambridge Colleges in their property interests and heads up our specialist Education Unit.
Magnus is based at our Cambridge office.
Ashtons Legal’s Magnus McManus advised a consortium of four Cambridge colleges on purchasing property worth £6m to redevelop into student accommodation. - Legal 500
The well-respected Magnus McManus is commended for his strong, sound advice. He has extensive experience in the education sector and is particularly active in advising Cambridge colleges.- Chambers & Partners
“Magnus McManus and Michael Frape worked together to provide a seamless service at pace and achieved a very good outcome in the circumstances.” - Ashtons Legal Client (Managing Director of a retail company)
The ‘client-focused’ Magnus McManus provides ‘pragmatic expert advice’.- Legal 500
Magnus McManus is noted for his work with Cambridge colleges. He is praised by clients for his "pragmatic, expert advice" and for "working well with other advisers in transactions." - Chambers & Partners
“At every stage of the project [mixed use development] Magnus highlighted and worked through the risks with us allowing properly informed decisions to be taken with confidence” – Chairman of Stretham and Wilburton CLT
Impressed clients assert that Magnus McManus "is thoughtful and pragmatic, and makes deals happen," going on to comment that "he is extremely competent and easy to deal with." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
Magnus McManus is "proactive, widely experienced and a good deal maker," according to clients. - Chambers & Partners, 2018
Sources praise Magnus McManus for his "thorough and professional approach." Chambers & Partners, 2019