Matthew Mason (2008)

Matthew Mason (2008)

LL.B. LL.M. Central London, UK
Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2008 Public Access Accredited

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Matthew was called to the Bar in 2008 after obtaining the highest grade, an outstanding, at Bar school. He completed his pupillage in 2009 with Lamb Building, a common law Legal 500 leading set of chambers in the heart of the Temple, London covering both civil and criminal law.

After pupillage, and to date, Matthew has pursued a broad civil and commercial law practice at the self-employed Bar. He has undertaken advoacy and litigation personally up to the Court of Appeal with many reported cases and various mentions in the national press. He takes instructions in the following practice areas:

  • Company and Employment law
  • Commercial (including Contracts and Intellectual Property)
  • Defamation, Privacy and Data Protection
  • Finance and Banking
  • Insurance (including Fraud)
  • Insolvency (Personal and Corporate)
  • Property
  • Torts (Personal Injury)
  • Trusts, Wills and Probate

Matthew was awarded a distinction for a Master's degree with the International Bar Association in International Legal Practice in 2010. His final dissertation was titled Does International Commercial Arbitration Fulfil Its Objectives?  Thereafter, he has had a continual supply of international instructions.

Matthew has completed Public Access training with the Bar Council and he is also authorised to undertake litigation. This means that individuals and corporations can instruct him directly without first instructing a solicitor and he can essentially perform both roles of solicitor and barrister in a case if certain critreria is fulfilled. Matthew has extensive experience of conducting litigation through his appointment of the In-House Counsel at a large nationwide law firm from 2011 to 2013.

Matthew is a member of the following professional associations:

  • Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments
  • Insolvency Practitioners Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Matthew is currently a student United States Attorney-at-Law taking the New York Bar Exam in 2018.

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