The business is owned and managed by Mark Mason. Mark has been advising on employment law since 2004. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and worked in private practice until moving into employment law consultancy in 2010. Mark established his own consultancy practice in 2012.
Mark is married to Gillian, who assists with the admin and finance roles in the business. They have two children, Emily and Rory. Mark takes a keen interest in a wide range of sports and is a long-suffering supporter of Liverpool Football Club.
Sharon joined Mark Mason Employment Law in January 2016.
Sharon graduated from Queens University, Belfast and qualified as a solicitor in the employment department of a leading Belfast law firm in 2007, where she worked exclusively in Employment Law until 2016. She regularly presents seminars on all aspects of employment law and provides in-house training for clients.
Sharon is married with three children and enjoys spending time outdoors and reading and watching murder mysteries.
Gail obtained her law degree from Queen's University, Belfast and qualified as a solicitor in 1992. Since then she has worked both in private practice and in business, so that she is experienced both in providing advice, and in the everyday working out of employment law.
Gail is married with 3 children. She pursues her interest in social justice issues, and enjoys walking and the gym, as long as both are followed by coffee.
Our approach is to build great relationships with clients. We aim to provide clear, practical, common sense legal advice in a friendly and relaxed informal manner.
Prior to establishing the business, Mark considered what the most appropriate business model would be. The question was whether to open up a Solicitors’ practice or to operate on a consultancy basis. Mark chose the latter. Operating on a consultancy basis has several advantages, including enabling us to keep our overheads low. Clients therefore have the benefit of expert advice from an employment lawyer at rates which are well below the average charged by Solicitors’ practices. In addition, operating on a consultancy basis gives us the opportunity to collaborate with Solicitors’ firms and we are delighted to have association with a range of Solicitors’ firms across Northern Ireland who engage us to provide employment law advice and representation to their clients.
We advise a wide range of employer clients – from micro-businesses to much larger entities. We are also delighted to provide services to clients in the charity sector and Mark has a particular interest and specialism in advising churches and other faith-based organisations on their specific employment law and human resources requirements.
While our core business is to provide services to employers, we also provide employment law advice and representation to employee clients. By advising both employers and employees, we are ideally placed to provide clients with a balanced point of view on the rights and responsibilities that employment law places on both parties to the employment contract.