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About me

Marc Mason BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS, 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 relationship between lawyers and their clients through the lens of psychotherapy research. He is also currently looking at the experiences of LGBT+ barristers.

Marc is module leader for 21st Century Law and Child Protection Law and Policy. He also teaches Family Law and contributes to Law and Mental Health and A Sexual History of London.

Marc is a Barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board, a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a student member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

Teaching

21st Century Law (Module Leader), Family Law, Child Protection (Module Leader), Law and Mental Health

Faculty Elective - Sexual History of London

Appointments can be booked online here.

Research

  • Legal Profession
  • Therapeutic Jurisprudence / Law and Emotion / Law and Psychotherapy
  • Barristers 
  • Regulation
  • LGBT+ studies / Queer Theory / Gender and Sexuality / Gender and Sexual Diversity
  • Diversity and Inclusion 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

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.