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.

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