Stephen Mason > Travlaw > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Senior Counsel


Senior Counsel



Stephen advises tour operators, other travel companies and their insurers. 2019 was a very exciting year with invitations to speak on package travel reform at many events. The challenges posed by COVID-19 have put Stephen in the forefront again in 2020, especially in light of the impact of the new Package Travel Regulations 2018. Holiday Law, the textbook of which Stephen is co-author has become authoritative. Other legal work includes defending personal injury claims (from illness to catastrophic injuries and more routine holiday accidents); regulatory advice regarding the CAA/CMA/ASA etc, commercial disputes and safety management. Acted in Milner v Carnival Pic 2010 and Moore v Hotelplan Ltd 2010 and Lougheed v On The Beach 2014; also Noble Caledonia v Air Niugini 2017, QBD and intervened in the Supreme Court in the Medhotels case (2014)

Partner Sampson Wade 1977-86; Senior Partner Mason Bond 1986-2003; Senior Partner Travlaw LLP 2003-2018 and currently Senior Counsel there to present date; Higher Rights of Audience in Civil Proceedings.


Law Society Civil Litigation Section, ABTA, ITT, TATLA,

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Travel

At Leeds-based specialist firm Travlaw, the commercial and corporate governance practice, led by senior partner Matt Gatenby, advises clients including travel businesses and industry bodies on a range of regulatory matters; the team’s expertise covers commercial disputes, data protection, employment and commercial contracts. The disputes side of the practice, which is led by newly promoted partner Krystene Bousfield, has a focus on defending holiday companies and their insurers against major claims brought by consumers – senior counsel Stephen Mason is described as ‘knowing more about travel law than just about any other practitioner in the area’. Employment head Ami Naru is another key name.