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Jack Macaulay

Call 2009

"Jack roots out the nub of a case and deploys a strategic and commercial approach to litigation."
(Legal 500, 2022)

Industrial Disease

Jack has dealt with most forms of occupational disease claim, at all stages of litigation, including early advice/drafting of pleadings, representation at CCMCs/interlocutory applications, through to final hearings. His experience includes claims in respect of:

  • Mesothelioma and asbestosis
  • NIHL
  • HAVS
  • Asthma and other respiratory diseases

Recent noteworthy cases include:

  • A claim in respect of diffuse pleural thickening caused by asbestos exposure allegedly occurring in the course of groundworks. The case is notable because of the stark difference in the exposure alleged by the claimant, who says he was required to dig up buried asbestos waste and dispose of it by hand, and the defendant’s position that the claimant never worked with asbestos at all.
  • Representing the fire service in a case where a firefighter alleged he had suffered acoustic trauma from exposure to the siren of a fire engine. The case was defended to trial at which the experts attended for cross examination on the complex issues of what noise levels are capable of causing tinnitus/acoustic trauma. HHJ Baucher accepted Jack’s submissions on both breach of duty and causation and dismissed the claim.

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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)


  • PIBA
  • PNBA


“Jack roots out the nub of a case and deploys a strategic and commercial approach to litigation.”

Legal 500, 2022

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