Rivka Hawley

Rivka Hawley

Founder and Managing Director

Rivka is a founding member of Travlaw, having set up the firm in 2003 with Stephen Mason. Rivka is wholly devoted to advising the travel and leisure industry and offers a modern dynamic and forward thinking approach to legal services and client care. Rivka remains 100% committed to the firm and dedicated to seeing it expand and develop without losing its individuality and “professional yet approachable ethos”.

During her career, Rivka has dealt with high profile personal injury claims, Court of Appeal cases, illness outbreaks, catastrophic injuries and cross border litigation. She has excellent judgment regarding which claims to fight and is not afraid to pursue difficult defences where appropriate. Rivka now takes on the role of Managing Director, dealing with finance, business development, recruitment and managing and marketing the firm. With over 25 years in the industry Rivka continues to enjoy an enviable and unrivalled relationship with many of the firm’s loyal clients.

Outside of work Rivka loves travelling and has been lucky enough to visit many fascinating Countries including,  Japan, Peru, South Africa, Iceland to name but a few!

Aside from her travelling, Rivka is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist!

Associate member of ACILEX; ABTA Travel Industry Partner; The Association of Women Travel Executives – former Partnerships Director. Rivka is also a member of The National Council of Hypnotherapy.

My favourite place

Rome! The only European city I’ve visited that has something for everyone. There’s something charming about Rome’s culture that makes the organised chaos of the city just work!  Every time I visit Rome I’m in total awe of the history, the décor and the architecture, there are no high rise hotels, just wonderful traditional buildings which in my view, no other European city can compete with.  Add to this the food/wine and coffee, it’s hard to beat. No visit to Rome is complete without a spot of people watching in one of the many outdoor cafes or piazzas, followed by a walk around one of the beautiful lush green parks, a total contrast to the streets of the Forum or the dominating Coliseum.