Beyond the call of duty – how service in Iraq prepared one lawyer for a City career

I sometimes miss being a soldier. There is something unique about being part of an organisation that at times can produce results against all the odds, as well as one that, on occasion, is capable of unflinching silliness. A friend, still serving, cheered me up with a text message a few months ago as I stood on a crowded commuter train at the end of a long day in the office.

Edwards Wildman Palmer lawyer Jonny McDonald argues that patrolling the streets of Basra as a soldier has set him up well for a career in City law

I sometimes miss being a soldier. There is something unique about being part of an organisation that at times can produce results against all the odds, as well as one that, on occasion, is capable of unflinching silliness.

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