The Travel and Leisure Law People

Rivka Hawley


"The people that work here are at the heart of it. If we weren't such hard working professionals, who didn't have such solid relationships both with each other as well as with clients and business partners,I don't think we'd be the firm we are today."

Rivka is one of the four partners at Travlaw. Her experience embodies the firm’s practical ethos. She has excellent judgment regarding which claims to fight and is not afraid to pursue difficult defences where appropriate. She has an excellent track record and enviable relationship with her clients.

Rivka handles the Defence of a wide range of personal injury claims including illness outbreaks, catastrophic injuries and more routine holiday accidents and quality claims. Rivka drafts commercial and supplier contracts and is also involved in recovery claims and cross border litigation.

Rivka is proud to be 100 per cent committed to the firm and dedicated to seeing it expand and develop without losing its individuality and “professional yet approachable” ethos. Rivka plays a key part in expanding the business as the firm continually evolves.

Rivka attends many travel related events, keeping in touch with clients and understanding their needs.

CIlex; Association of Women Travel Executives; Institute of Travel and Tourism; ABTA Travel Industry Partner; Law Society Management Section; TATLA.

Career highlight to date?
“When the rules governing Solicitors and partnerships changed I became a partner in Travlaw. I think I was probably one of the first in the country to be a non-lawyer member so that’s a major highlight and achievement of which I’m particularly proud – and not forgetting of course dealing with Court of Appeal cases such as ‘Drabble v Sunstar’!”

Best piece of law advice?
“Use great lawyers!”

The Team

Stephen Mason

Senior Partner

Rivka Hawley


Matt Gatenby


Farina Azam


Luke Golding

Associate Solicitor

Rachel Baskerville

Director of Finance

Krystene Bowd

Assistant Solicitor

Katie Raby

Trainee Solicitor

Paul Forster


Bianca Ford


Brenda Mulenga

Trainee Solicitor

Laura Buckley

Trainee Solicitor

Ami Naru

Associate Solicitor

Amanda Hughes


Natalie Dindar


Nick Parkinson


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Travlaw - the travel law people

Travlaw LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (Reg. no. OC342402) and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Members include: Stephen M Mason* MA, Rivka Hawley ACILEx (Non-Lawyer Member), Matt Gatenby BA (Hons), Farina Azam LLB (Hons). *Holding Higher Rights (Civil) qualification **CEDR accredited mediator.

Associated Offices: Athens, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Limassol, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, and Paris.