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