Mr Marc Mason

Mr Marc Mason

Marc Mason BSc (Hons), MSc, MBACP, GMBPsS, 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.

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.

He is module leader for The Psychology of Legal Practice and Child Protection Law and Policy and teaches on the Family Law module. He also contributes to Law and Mental Health; Law, Policy and Practice, and Research Theory and Practice modules.  Marc has previously led 21st Century Law and Public Law modules.

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 Israel to be in breach of a number of articles of the UNCRC and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Marc is a Barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board, a Humanistic Counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.

  • Therapeutic Jurisprudence / Law and Emotion / Law and Psychotherapy / Law and Psychology
  • Legal Profession
  • 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.

  • Centre on the Legal Profession

In brief

Research areas

Law and Psychology, Legal Profession, Barristers, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, LGBT+, Queer studies, Equality and Diversity, Legal Education and Professional ethics

Supervision interests

Law and Psychology, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Transference in professional relationships and Psychotherapy of lawyering