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Jack Macaulay

Call 2009

Property Damage

Jack’s experience includes:

  • 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.
  • A TCC case in Liverpool arising out of the collapse of a wall on neighbouring land due to lateral pressure exerted by the defendant’s land; the defendant in turn claimed against a third party which provided a geoenvironmental engineering report on the land which (allegedly) negligently failed to identify the risk to the wall. The client achieved a very favourable settlement.
  • Sole counsel for the defendant security company in a six-figure claim for property damage following a series of criminal incidents at the claimant’s car showrooms. The case settled for less than half its pleaded value.
  • Smith & Others v UK Power Networks [2012] EWHC 2541 (TCC):  Jack was second junior 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.
  • 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.
  • Disputes over insurance coverage and non-disclosure.

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Qualifications


  • 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)

Memberships


  • PIBA
  • PNBA

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