Jack enjoys the particular medical and scientific challenges posed by clinical negligence litigation. He acts for the NHS, medical defence organisations, and claimants. His experience covers cases of:
- Mis/delayed diagnosis
- Inadequate consent
- Injuries caused by or in the course of surgery
- Obstetric/birth injuries
- Inadequate nursing care, leading to e.g. pressure sores
Jack’s recent cases include:
- A claim arising out of negligent treatment of the claimant’s breast cancer, as a result of which the cancer recurred. Jack’s client, the MPS, represented the histopathologist, who had failed to identify that the surgeon had not obtained clear margins around the tumour. The claimant was represented by leading counsel and sought damages against the surgeon, Jack’s client, and the NHS trust. A satisfactory settlement was eventually achieved at a hard-fought virtual JSM.
- Fryatt v Nottingham Forest FC. Jack acted for the well-known football club at the interlocutory stages of a claim by one of its former players, who alleged that the club’s doctors and medical staff failed to manage his ankle injury, resulting in the premature end of his career.
- A case of alleged injury to the mother caused by the use of forceps during delivery, requiring the input of both obstetric and surgical experts.
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- Fundamental dishonesty – the importance of ensuring that you’ve given sufficient notice and that your grounds go to dishonesty rather than incompetence
- Ho v Adelekun: a need-to-know decision for all PI practitioners
- Chambers is delighted to announce that two members have been appointed to the Attorney General’s London Panel of Counsel
- Jack Macaulay successfully defeats novel limitation argument
LLB, Law with European Legal Studies (First Class) King’s College London, 2003-7
ERASMUS year at Uppsala University, Sweden, 2005-6
LLM (Cantab) 2007-8
BVC (Very Competent) BPP London, 2008-9
Lord Denning Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
Languages: French (intermediate), Spanish (improving), Swedish (basic)
“Jack roots out the nub of a case and deploys a strategic and commercial approach to litigation.”
Legal 500, 2022