Terri Mason has over fourteen years experience practising as a Children Law Solicitor specialising in both Public and Private Law and became a member of the Law Society Children Accreditations Scheme (also known as Children’s Panel) in 2012. She has represented a number of competent children directly as a solicitor and has an excellent approach with vulnerable children.
Within Public Law proceedings, Terri has represented children via their Children’s Guardian, parents, grandparents, or other connected persons in a variety of public law proceedings such as care, supervision, discharge of care orders, contact with a child in care, secure accommodation, and placement proceedings. During her time as a solicitor, Terri managed a number of complicated cases involving issues of jurisdiction, inflicted injuries, sexual abuse, and fabricated illness. Terri also has experience representing Local Authorities and was a Local Authority Solicitor dealing with Children Public Law cases for 4 years.
Terri has represented Children via their Children’s Guardian in Private Law proceedings involving Child Arrangements Orders, specific issue, prohibited steps and special guardianship orders and also has experience dealing with relocation cases.
She has also dealt with adoption cases and has represented both parents or the children in applications for leave to oppose adoption.
Terri is currently undertaking a reduced pupillage under the supervision of Matthew Maynard.