Skip to content

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, asbestosis, and pleural thickening
  • NIHL
  • HAVS
  • Asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Selected Cases

Recent noteworthy cases include:

  • Compton v TDR Groundworks and others: securing a finding of fundamental dishonesty after a 4 day trial in a HAVS case.
  • 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.
View full profile »


Read more


Read more


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 is very personable and adaptable; a smooth exterior but remains very much in control.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Jack is always on point with his advice and with an understanding of the wider commercial issues that clients have in mind.”… “He shows a very good understanding and he is good at handling clients.”…”Jack is very measured. He is very good with the clients and a good advocate.”…”His skeleton arguments were really excellent and he demonstrated a really thorough understanding of the case.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

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

Legal 500, 2022

Portfolio Builder


Select the practice areas that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download Add to portfolio
Portfolio close
Title Type CV Email

Remove All