Louise Mason

Louise Mason


Louise trained and worked at Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy LLP including in their employment team before moving to Stephenson Harwood LLP as an Associate. She assisted on various matters including litigation assisting with the early stages of defending a high court claim including drafting instructions to counsel and witness statements. She has worked on complex disciplinary and grievance procedures and provided advice on a wide range of employment issues.


Relevant experience includes:

  • Drafting employment contracts for all types of employees for all sizes of employer including advising on restrictive covenants and bonuses.
  • Drafting and advising on staff handbooks and procedures including maternity leave.
  • Advising on consultancy agreements, internships and employment status.
  • Advising on managing employee performance and dismissals.
  • Negotiating settlement agreements.
  • Conducting due diligence to identify employee issues through M&A

Fine Print

Key practices

Employment and Media & Entertainment

Education and training

University of Manchester (LLB), College of Law (London)


Allen & Overy LLP, Stephenson Harwood LLP, Burnetts LLP

A social cause I care about

Discrimination, in all forms. Choosing to qualify as an employment lawyer was in large because I wanted to make a difference to people

Other interests

Music is my main passion. I love hosting my own radio shows and podcasts. I also enjoy dance (I trained in ballet and modern), writing, running, keeping fit, yoga and travelling.

Other work

Freelance radio producer for BBC Radio 6 Music (and have previously worked at BBC Radio 1/1xtra, Radio 2 and for the major ABC music stations in Melbourne). I also work as freelance music journalist and independent podcast producer.

News, Insights & Resources


Hiring and Firing Senior Employees – Webinar Recording

On the 22nd March we held a webinar to discuss the legal ins and outs of hiring and firing employees. Ignition’s Head of Employment, Nicky Cranfield led the webinar, covering everything from reasons for “fair” dismissal, to settlement agreements. Below we have a video recording for those of you who weren’t able to make it on the day.

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IR35 (again)?

Postponed from April 2020, this time around, the new off-payroll working rules, more commonly known as “IR35” are set to come into force as of 6 April 2021.

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