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 â?? 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-Generalâ??s Regional Panel.

Lawrence joined the LexisNexis Q&A Panel in 2018. 

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Year Qualified



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


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