The highest quality legal advice for Investors and Entrepreneurs

Our Mission

We work with entrepreneurial clients who:

Want skilled lawyers who use technology to cut costs
Want City quality from their legal adviser
Appreciate that lawyers help at the strategic business level not just with legal process
Want energetic lawyers who think and practise outside the box

What we do best:

We concentrate on entrepreneurial companies and their stakeholders
We use our knowledge and experience to help entrepreneurs reach agreements with their bankers, shareholders, customers, suppliers and others
We combine our technical expertise with our understanding of the needs of our clients and use sophisticated technology to deliver services encompassing all the usual legal requirements of entrepreneurs and investors


We regret to advise you, our client list is currently full and will probably remain so for the next few years.

About Us

Tom has over 40 years’ experience as a corporate/commercial lawyer mainly as a partner in international law firms in the City.

Former Director and Head of Legal Department at 3i plc at a time when it grew to be the biggest venture capital organisation in Europe.

Former Head of Legal Department at the London Stock Exchange at a time when it also carried out much of the regulatory function now carried out by the FCA.

During dot com era Tom was a partner in private practice and worked with a lot of innovative software/internet companies.

For many years Tom was a partner in Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP a law firm headquartered in New York with 14 offices in 10 jurisdictions, often acting for government entities working on oil and gas deals around the world.

In 2011 Tom gave up the daily commute to London and established Mackay Carter Shaw LLP which has a focus on entrepreneurs, investors and hedge funds. He has advised on hundreds of private equity investments and many public offerings including about 50 offering documents for hedge funds.

As well as having a law degree and an MBA Tom also has a qualification as a Certified Hedge Fund Professional.

Tom is General Counsel and a Director of AK Jensen Group Limited the holding company of a group providing broking, prime broking and investment management services. AKJ has regulated subsidiaries/branches in 8 or more jurisdictions in the EEA. Tom has drafted offering documents and ancillary agreements for over 40 hedge funds in last 3 years in connection with the AKJ Fund Platform which won both the 2016 and 2017 HFM Awards for Best European Hedge Fund Platform.

Tom is Co-founder and Chairman for InEn Global LLP, an online platform designed to replicate the real-life Investor to Entrepreneur relationship.

Contact Us

  • Address
    Mackay Carter Shaw LLP,
    Toys Hill,
    TN16 1QG
    Direct: 0207 193 1009 Office: 01732 750 503 Mobile: 07771 764 411