My name is Stephen Mason. I am a barrister (sole practitioner) and an accredited mediator. I was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in November 1988. I am registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales.
BA (Hons) (History and Educational Philosophy), MA, LLM, PGCE (FE)
The range of work and my contact details are listed here
I am the general editor of:
Electronic Evidence (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010)
International Electronic Evidence (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2008)
I am the author of
Electronic Signatures in Law (3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2012)
I am the founder, general editor and publisher of the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review
I undertake training for members of the judiciary and lawyers in electronic evidence, and also provide seminars for the IT industry and provide in-house seminars to Board members. I also give lectures for academic institutions, speak at conferences and take part in and help to run events on digital evidence.
I undertake work for the Bar Pro Bono Unit
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies have confirmed that I am an Associate Research Fellow for the 2011-2012 academic year.
I am a member of:
IT Panel of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales
Society for Advanced Legal Studies
Society of Authors
tScheme Limited ( (tScheme is the national body responsible for accreditation and supervision referred to in Article 3(4) of the EU electronic signature Directive) (I was invited to be an independent member of the Board of Directors in 2009)
Association of Ammunition Technicians
I have written an espionage novel dealing with cyber reality and physical reality entitled ‘The World’s a Minefield’ (under the nom de plume Felix M Temple).
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