Lawrence McDonald#2986

Lawrence McDonald

Lawrence was called to the Bar in 1996. Following pupillage he took the opportunity to begin his career as a property litigator at Linklaters where he was admitted as a solicitor. Lawrence also practised as a property litigator at Nabarro before moving to the North of England where he set up the property litigation practice at niche property firm Land Law before accepting a partnership at Brabners where he ran the property litigation team. Lawrence returned to the Bar in 2010 as a tenant at Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool before moving to Exchange Chambers, from where he now practices. Lawrence sat as a Deputy District Judge from 2008 ' 2017 and he has sat as a Recorder since 2010. He is authorised to sit on criminal, civil and Chancery cases. For 5 years Lawrence was Junior Counsel to the Crown as a member of the Attorney-General's Regional Panel. Lawrence joined the LexisNexis Q&A Panel in 2018.
Contributed to


Practice Areas


  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 1996


  • Northern Chancery Bar Association (Committee)
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association


  • The Manchester Grammar School
  • University College London
  • Inns of Court School of Law

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