Exchange Chambers barrister braves the high seas

July 21, 2016

Lawrence McDonald, a commercial barrister at Exchange Chambers, has set sail on one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other – the Clipper Round the World Yacht race.

As part of the Mission Performance Team, Lawrence is keeping a diary of his epic challenge.

Writing today, he said:

“I have seen dolphins dancing around the boat, leaping from the ocean and diving under the bow, seemingly playing chicken as they dare each other to get close to the boat.

“Almost by definition the people here are extraordinary.

“Everyone brings their individual life experiences to strengthen the team of which we are all part.

“I’m grateful that I have the chance to be here.  The life you live is the accumulation of memories you create by the things you do.  I’m creating some great memories here.  I look forward to sharing them with those I love.  And I’m off to create some more.”

When hes not taking part in a Yacht race, Lawrence is an experienced commercial litigator with particular expertise in property, insolvency and professional negligence cases. He acts for companies, individuals, office holders and public bodies before courts and tribunals of all levels in England and Wales.