Stephen Mason

Stephen Mason

Senior Counsel

Stephen has an indisputable reputation in travel law with an unmatched wealth of experience and is, therefore, able to advise clients on law and on the most likely outcome of cases in clear, professional terms. Stephen is the top rated UK solicitor in Travel in Chambers Directory 2018.

He set up what is now Travlaw in 2003 to offer a law firm that specialises in working with the travel industry and to be recognised as leaders (and thought leaders) whilst avoiding pomposity. The company’s ethos is to have a professional but informal approach to clients.

Stephen is proud of the firm’s litigation success record and puts that down to his hatred of losing matched with his desire to get the right results for clients. “Our clients are great to work with and many of them have transcended the role of client and become friends.”

Aside from his work with Travlaw, Stephen speaks at many conferences and seminars in the UK and overseas. Away from work and family, Stephen loves international rail travel and directing plays at his local theatre.

In 2018 Chambers wrote “Stephen provides good insight into the industry. Widely admired for his academic powers. Clearly pre-eminent in the industry combines commercial solutions with excellent technical knowledge.” His practice focuses on both advisory and litigation work. Stephen is personally ranked in Band 1, being the only lawyer in the country to be awarded such a ranking in the travel sector.

My favourite place

Interlaken. The best scenery in Europe IMHO, huge range of easy and unforgettable journeys on mountain railways (even right up the Jungfrau), boats (on two lakes), cable cars and funiculars, amazing snow-capped peaks and thundering waterfalls, caves….and at the end of the day, a great selection of bars and restaurants. And it’s easy to get to. On the downside, Swiss prices…