David Mason

A thoughtful yet forthright barrister practising exclusively in family law. With over 30 years’ Bar experience, he is highly experienced and sought after for all aspects of Children Act matters.

David Mason practices in all aspects of family law and has extensive experience and knowledge, especially in children’s cases, representing parents in public law and generally in private law cases.

He attended university here in Sheffield, beginning his career as a youth worker in Bristol before moving to Northamptonshire to continue his work. He then transferred to the Bar in 1979, and since 2001 has exclusively practised in family law, having previously pursued a broadly civil practice.

With over 30 years of practice at the Bar, he is highly experienced and sought after for all aspects of Children Act matters. These include wardship and cases on behalf of a guardian. His thoughtful yet direct and forthright approach is particularly effective with clients requiring careful handling.

David is regularly instructed by parents who are involved in care proceedings where serious allegations of chronic neglect and abuse are alleged. In particular, he has extensive and relevant experience in cases where there is an element of disability.

How much will David Mason’s services cost?

David mostly works on a fixed-fee basis for the main hearing, with a daily refresher rate for any subsequent date of hearing, although this depends on the type of work you request. If you’d like a quotation for his legal services in a particular matter, please contact our clerk using the details below and we’ll be very happy to help. Please also refer to Bank House Chambers’ standard terms & conditions.

What might influence the timescales of the services David offers?

David would normally expect to arrange a preliminary conference with your client within 7 days of first contact from you. After that, despite our best intentions, we can’t always control timescales or the amount of time we spend on a case. These can be affected by factors such as urgency; complexity; your own (or your client’s) availability; David’s availability and that of any third parties; the volume of documents he needs to review or must request; and the court’s availability.

Can you have confidence in David’s work?

He is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

How can you contact David Mason?

In the first instance, please contact our senior clerk, Wayne Digby, on 0114 275 1223 or email him at w.digby@bankhousechambers.co.uk.