Marc Mason

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Marc Mason BSc (Hons), MSc, Barrister, FHEA joined Westminster Law School in 2013 following a period of practice as a Family Law Barrister specialising in child protection. Marc has studied both law and psychology at postgraduate level and has held research posts at UCL and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He has worked on research projects funded by the Ministry of Justice, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Nuffield Foundation. 

His current research looks at the regulation of the legal profession and legal service markets, with a focus on the Bar of England and Wales. He is also currently looking at the experiences of LGBT+ barristers. 

Marc teaches and practices from the Student Law Clinic, and also teaches Family Law, Public Law and Child Protection.

On the LLB - Public Law, Family Law, Child Protection (Module Leader), Law and Mental Health, Legal Profession and Legal Services

On the Solicitors Exempting Degree - Clinical Legal Practice

On the LPC - Clinical elective

Faculty Elective - Sexual History of London

Appointments can be booked online here.

  • Legal Profession
  • Barristers 
  • Regulation
  • LGBT+ studies / Queer Studies / Gender and Sexuality 
  • Equality and Diversity in the legal profession
  • Legal Education
  • ADR and Mediation (including Online Dispute Resolution) 

Marc would consider supervising research students in any of the above areas

2017

Sexuality at the Bar: An Empirical Exploration into the Experiences of LGBT+ Barristers in England & Wales (2017)
Mason, M. and Vaughan, S. 2017. Sexuality at the Bar: An Empirical Exploration into the Experiences of LGBT+ Barristers in England & Wales. London University College London.

2012

Children in military custody (2012)
Sedley, S., Scotland, P., Oldham, F., Hildyard, M., Khan, J., Harrill, J., Lanchin, J., Davies, G. and Mason, M. 2012. Children in military custody. London United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

2015

Making way for change at the Bar: The practical implications of the new Bar Standards Board Handbook (2015)
Mason, M. 2015. Making way for change at the Bar: The practical implications of the new Bar Standards Board Handbook. Journal of Professional Negligence. 31 (3), pp. 139-155.

2014

Room at the inns: the increased scope of regulation under the new Bar Standards Board Handbook for England and Wales (2014)
Mason, M. 2014. Room at the inns: the increased scope of regulation under the new Bar Standards Board Handbook for England and Wales. Legal Ethics. 17 (1), pp. 143-147.

2009

Book review: A great and noble occupation!: the history of the Society of Legal Scholars. By F. Cownie and R. Cocks (2009)
Mason, M. 2009. Book review: A great and noble occupation!: the history of the Society of Legal Scholars. By F. Cownie and R. Cocks. International Journal of the Legal Profession. 16 (2-3), pp. 263-268.

2008

Vexatious litigants (2008)
Mason, M. and Sherr, A. 2008. Vexatious litigants. in: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. (ed.) The new Oxford companion to law Oxford Oxford University Press.
Legal profession, social background, entry and training (2008)
Mason, M. and Sherr, A. 2008. Legal profession, social background, entry and training. in: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. (ed.) The new Oxford companion to law Oxford Oxford University Press.
Lawyer-client relations (2008)
Mason, M. and Sherr, A. 2008. Lawyer-client relations. in: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. (ed.) The new Oxford companion to law Oxford Oxford University Press.

2007

Twisting arms: court referred and court linked mediation under judicial pressure (2007)
Genn, H., Fenn, P., Mason, M., Lane, A., Bechai, N., Gray, L. and Vencappa, D. 2007. Twisting arms: court referred and court linked mediation under judicial pressure. Ministry of Justice.

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