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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. Marc is co-director of the Centre on the Legal Profession.

Marc was part of a delegation of lawyers who undertook an analysis of Israeli military law and practice as they affect Palestinian children in the West Bank, and which found that Israel was in breach of a number of articles of the UNCRC and the Fourth Geneva Convention. 

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. He is co-editor (with Naomi Creutzfeldt and Kirsten McConnachie) of the Routledge Handbook of Socio-Legal Theory and Methods.

Marc is module leader for The Psychology of Legal Practice and Child Protection Law and Policy, and acting module leader for Family Law. He also contributes to Law and Mental Health; Law, Policy and Practice, and Research Theory and Practice modules. He is part of the Stop the Silence group working towards decolonisation and anti-racism at Westminster Law School. Marc has previously led 21st Century Law and Public Law modules. 

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

  • The Psychology of Legal Practice (Module Leader), 
  • Family Law (Module Leader)
  • Child Protection (Module Leader)
  • Research Theory and Practice
  • Mental Health Law

Appointments can be booked online here.

Research

  • Legal Profession
  • Therapeutic Jurisprudence / Law and Emotion / Law and Psychotherapy / Law and Psychology
  • Barristers 
  • Regulation
  • LGBT+ studies / Queer Theory / Gender and Sexuality / Gender and Sexual Diversity
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the legal profession
  • Legal Education
  • Children's Rights under the Israeli Occupation of Palestine

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

Marc is co-director of the Centre on the Legal Profession.

Publications

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