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Louise Mason

Consultant

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What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law? 

I advise clients on Employment matters and bring my wealth of experience in the media and entertainment industry with me. Having worked successfully in two very different industries, always striving to work with the best and achieving that, I believe I am practical, pragmatic and positive, always looking for ways to make things happen. I work to get things done efficiently and to the highest standards.

What gets me out of bed in the morning

Most recently it has been Joe Wicks (the Body Coach) as I have been doing his workouts every morning which really motivate me! Other than that it is working on things which I am passionate about, helping people and being able to work for a firm who are doing things differently with an innovative way of working and a fresh outlook on life and experience, ultimately getting the best out of their lawyers to the benefit of clients.

An entrepreneur I admire

Annie Mac. A broadcaster but also a successful entrepreneur who has built a music empire. Through Annie Mac Presents (AMP), Annie has been putting on events, parties and festivals for over 10 years, such as Lost and Found Festival in Malta which brings together a huge variety of artists, DJs and business partners. In 2020, AMP went beyond just the music and hosted four days of music discovery and discussion in London supporting independent venues and up and coming artists, whilst also hosting conversations about really urgent and important topics affecting the music industry, like gender representation, lack of diversity, the environmental crisis and the lack of safeguarding when it comes to mental health. On top of that Annie has created a successful business through her popular podcast discussing really important life and social issues with fascinating people from all walks of life. I really admire how Annie uses her profile and businesses to make real change.

What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf? 

My playlist addition would be Lizzo because she is the most positive force with a can doattitude who encourages you to be yourself, be confident and bold and to tackle life head on, not letting anyone hold you back. In my opinion, everyone needs to be more Lizzo.

My bookshelf addition would be How To Fail by Elizabeth Day. Its a really inspiring book written off the back of her incredibly successful podcast and based on the premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us succeed better.

A social cause I care about is

discrimination, in all forms. Choosing to qualify as an employment lawyer was in large because I wanted to make a difference to people and now more than ever, we really do have to be proactive in treating people fairly and equally. Mental health and removing the stigma which still surrounds it is also an important issue which is very close to my heart.

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Key practices

Employment and Media & Entertainment

Education and training

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

Roles

Allen & Overy LLP, Stephenson Harwood LLP, Burnetts LLP

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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