Malcolm Mason

Mobile: +44 (0)7516 045756
Email: malcolm.mason@ilaw.co.uk

Malcolm Mason is an experienced employment lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience in UK and EU employment and labour matters. He represents businesses of all sizes from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on a full range of employment and labour issues.

He is qualified both in England & Wales as a solicitor (1975) and as a US attorney-at-law in the State of New York (1984) and practiced for some years as both a UK and US employment lawyer in both New York and London with leading employment law firms, Epstein Becker & Green and Morgan Lewis & Bockius in New York and London, and most recently Eversheds in London.

In a career which started with representing Arthur Scargill’s NUM when statutory employment and labour law was in its infancy and, at times, rather acrimonious, Malcolm has developed a broad range of specialisms, including:

  • Creating and revising HR and employment documentation/systems
  • Engaging employees generally and drafting employment and related agreements for senior management
  • Individual and often difficult dismissals
  • Confidential and sensitive internal investigations
  • Discrimination and equal opportunity claims
  • Classification of workers (consultants -v- employees)
  • Confidentiality and restrictive covenants
  • Working time issues
  • Industrial disputes
  • Claims before the employment tribunals and the civil courts
  • Employee participation – UK and European works councils
  • UK redundancies and strategic advice on Pan-European reductions
  • Transfers of Undertakings
Client comments about his work:
  • Because Malcolm Mason understands American as well as U.K. labor and employment law, I think he is very effective with sophisticated American clients, and I would unhesitatingly recommend him to any firm. Steven C. Babb – Vice President and Assistant General Counsel – Labor and Employment – Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Malcolm’s principal strengths are his responsiveness to his clients, his ability to mediate between American and European employment cultures and his international legal expertise. Joseph A. Teklits – Associate General Counsel – Office of General Counsel – Unisys Corporation
  • His steady, confident, and, when appropriate, light touch, on all challenges was invaluable in aiding me through many unique challenges of UK employment law and other commercial issues. Allison McCabe – formerly Managing Director of International Merchandising, Stores and Operations – Talbots, Inc.

In his spare time, you might find Malcolm on a clear stream or river (although even sometimes the Thames) with his fly rod trying to entice a trout or perhaps a sea-trout or salmon to accept his piscatorial offerings.

Mobile: +44 (0)7516 045756
Email: malcolm.mason@ilaw.co.uk