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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)

Property Damage

Jack’s experience includes:

  • Claims under the Water Industry Act 1991 following escapes of water from pipes, and for compensation for damage caused by the exercise of statutory powers under the Act.
  • Advising and drafting proceedings in fire, flood, and other property damage cases, arising from a variety of causes including defective electrical equipment, domestic appliances, inadequately made plumbing, and tradesmen’s works.
  • Glenluce Fishing Co v Watermota [2016] EWHC 1807 (TCC), a dispute over the fitness for purpose of a marine diesel engine. The case gave rise to a novel dispute concerning the interaction between the rules on payment of court fees and the provisions of the Limitation Act 1980.
  • Smith & ors v South Eastern Power Networks [2012] EWHC 2541 (TCC): junior (to Michael Kent QC and Simon Howarth) for the Claimants in a series of test cases determining the liability of the electricity distribution industry for fires caused by overheating mains cut-out fuses.
  • Disputes over insurance coverage and non-disclosure.
  • Construction cases, including party wall disputes and cases of defective workmanship by contractors and sub-contractors.


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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 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

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