About Ben Mason
Ben Mason joined Aaron & Partners in November 2015 as an associate in the Employment team. He is based in the Shrewsbury office.
Ben has experience in all areas of employment law and provides commercial and pragmatic advice to both commercial and individual clients across a wide range of sectors including financial, retail, IT, manufacturing and sport.
He advises on a wide range of employment law, including contentious and non-contentious work, and has experience in conducting and advising upon employment tribunal claims including complex discrimination claims, TUPE cases and unfair/constructive dismissal cases.
Ben also advises regularly on disciplinary and grievance procedures, restructuring and redundancy procedures, changes to terms and conditions, settlement agreements, and senior-level exits. He also has experience in conducting internal hearings for clients.
He has a particular interest in sports law and has advised local Football Associations on many aspects of employment law. He has also advised professional footballers on the early termination of their contracts by their clubs.
Ben regularly provides in-house training, seminars and workshops to clients on the full spectrum of employment law.
During my previous employment some serious, though incorrect, allegations were made against me. I was recommended to contact Ben Mason at Aaron & Partners to help guide me through this tough situation. With the facts at hand, he reviewed my case and weighed up the various outcomes, he was clear and concise in his suggestions and really helped me focus on the next steps. His advice and approach didn’t allow my emotions to get in the way of a result in my best interest, and with his guidance we achieved a positive outcome, allowing me to move on with my reputation intact.
I was referred to Ben Mason from a friend who strongly recommended him as an Employment Law solicitor based on a positive past experience using his services. I was in a senior role and was faced with a very difficult situation having raised a grievance due to bullying in the workplace. Ben was extremely helpful throughout my case –he helped me compile evidence and dealt directly with my employers who we found to be uncooperative throughout. Ben was proactive with his work in order to achieve a positive result for me. The conduct of Ben and the team behind him can only be described as completely professional, as they stuck to the facts; leading to a successful settlement agreement.
I was referred to Aaron & Partners at a point when I had no idea how to manage a very difficult work situation. Ben Mason in the Employment Law team took up my case and was a constant, reliable and knowledgeable advisor over the few months it took to get things resolved. Dealing with this situation was much more difficult than I had ever imagined. I was in a very senior role, with outstanding evaluations and a record of innovation. Within six months, during which time I was dealing with the diagnosis and disclosure of a disability, I became “a problem”. I was anxious and uncertain, very unsure about how to manage the situation and dealing with people who were trying to damage me.
Ben was ideal in that situation. He is a strong and experienced advocate, and he also knows how to listen. He quickly makes you feel that you have someone on your side. He carefully addresses each question, even the naive ones, and helps you achieve the calm, cool determination that is the key to being successful, especially in these circumstances. I left with my reputation intact, my confidence restored and the settlement I wanted.
You never think this will happen to you, because most of us think this only happens to bad people or incompetent people. In my experience, it happens more often to good and competent people who have no reason to expect it. That makes it even more important to find someone who can help you get through it. Certainly, I would recommend Ben and Aaron & Partners without any hesitation.