Travlaw LLP

Stephen Mason

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Stephen advises tour operators and other travel companies and their insurers. 2019 has been a very exciting year with invitations to speak at many events, from ABTA Legal to the Law Society, as well as in Coatia and Bratislava on package travel reform for the travel industry etc. Stephen has written many published articles on these subjects too. Stephen has an indisputable reputation for travel law, with huge experience and advises clients on travel law and regulation and the likely outcome of cases, in clear professional terms. He combines high level general advice for the travel industry with litigation practice and advocacy, including defending personal injury claims (from mass illness outbreaks to catastrophic injuries and more routine holiday accidents); Trading Standards and CAA enquiries and prosecutions, 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). The new Package Travel Regulations and ATOL Regulations 2018 have seen many demands for Stephen’s services. Stephen also offers in-house training.


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.

Professional Memberships

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


Co-author of Holiday Law (6th ed 2018 Sweet & Maxwell) and joint editor of the Travel Law Quarterly.Co-author “The New Package Travel Directive” 2017 and 2019 editions.


Bradford Grammar School, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. Loves; family, theatre, international rail travel.