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Jack Macaulay

Call 2009

Personal Injury

Jack is regularly instructed on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He has a particular interest in cases of alleged dishonesty. His extensive experience encompasses:

  • Fraudulent and exaggerated claims, from claims which have been entirely concocted, all the way down to cases of discrete dishonesty over individual heads of loss, where the claim is dismissed under s57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. Jack has dealt with most forms of motor fraud, including low velocity impact cases, ghost passenger claims, and staged or induced accidents, as well as fraud in the EL/PL context;
  • The application of, and exceptions to, the QOCS regime. Jack regularly secures findings of fundamental dishonesty, and is also familiar with alternative routes by which costs orders may be enforced when it is not possible to secure such a finding;
  • Clinical negligence;
  • Cases of serious permanent injuries, with six-figure damages claims;
  • Occupational disease, including noise induced hearing loss and mesothelioma claims;
  • Cases where Claimants lack capacity to give instructions and/or manage any settlement award;
  • Accidents at work, including strict liability under the relevant health and safety regulations;
  • Tripping and slipping claims both for occupiers and highways authorities; and,
  • Acting for the emergency services.

Notable cases include:

  • Acting for a Claimant who sustained a shoulder injury when he slipped in the toilets at his workplace. He was left permanently unable to work. Despite a firm denial of liability the claim was settled for a six figure sum.
  • Acting for a Defendant highways authority in a tripping claim; noteworthy because the Claimant discontinued his case halfway through the first day of a two day trial before his witnesses even finished giving evidence.

Jack also appears at Coroner’s inquests, including jury inquests. His experience includes cases of deaths at care homes, in road traffic accidents, on construction sites, and following possible clinical negligence. Notable cases include a five day jury inquest into a death at a construction site in the course of an unloading operation.

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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), Swedish (Basic)


  • PIBA
  • PNBA

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