Call: 1978 Lincoln’s Inn
Ian Mason was called to the Bar in 1978, has been in continuous practice since 1979 and now specialises in providing direct public access services in landlord and tenant law, property matters and disputes about trusts of land and jointly owned property. Ian also takes cases involving contract law, negligence, civil wrongs (tort law), and injunctions
LANDLORD AND TENANT
Recent cases have included dealing with residential and commercial possession proceedings, including trespassers; disrepair claims and unlawful eviction. Ian frequently advises both landlords and tenants about the tenancy deposit scheme and claims arising from failure to comply with the tenancy deposit regulations. He has also drafted commercial retail leases and other documents relating to leases and tenancy agreements, advised on issues about service charges and is able to assist with difficulties concerning property management and right to manage companies as well as disputes with property management agencies.
Ian has advised and assisted litigants up to and including trials in boundary and neighbour disputes, establishment and enforcement of easements and private rights of way and is able to advise on liability for trees and also noise nuisance.
TRUSTS OF LAND AND JOINT OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY
Problems often arise between joint owners of property requiring court intervention to establish the respective rights and interests of joint owners. Ian has recently been concerned in a number of cases involving constructive and resulting trusts and proprietary estoppel and is experienced in advising on the law and assisting in litigation in this field.
GENERAL LEGAL PROBLEMS
Ian can also assist with aspects of business law involving contracts and commercial disputes, enforcement of judgements, debt recovery and injunctions.
In his spare time Ian is Principal of the School of Economic Science, a registered educational charity, in which capacity he was a panellist at the United Nations dialogue on Harmony with Nature 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York and also participates regularly in the activities of the Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative, the World Public Forum and similar organisations. He is married with two daughters.