My name is Stephen Mason. I am a barrister. I was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in November 1988.
BA (Hons) (History and Educational Philosophy), MA, LLM, PGCE (FE)
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‘Dealing with encrypted data in criminal proceedings’ at Aula Magna of Politechnico Di Milano in association with Tech and Law Centre, with Stefano Zanero and Giuseppe Vaciago, 27 May 2013 10:00-13:00
With the Academy of European Law
Introductory Seminar (1), Seville, 6-7 June 2013: ‘An introduction to electronic evidence in criminal proceedings: collection, analysis and presentation of electronic evidence in court’
Specialised seminar (2), Milan, 21-22 November 2013: ‘Challenges in obtaining and relying on electronic evidence and issues of admissibility in court’
I am the author of:
Electronic Signatures in Law (3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Electronic Banking: Protecting Your Rights (PP Publishing, 2012)
I am the general editor of:
Electronic Evidence (3rd edition, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2012)
International Electronic Evidence (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2008)
I am the founder, general editor and publisher of the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review
I have acted as the external marker in postgraduate degrees (Masters, PhD) dealing with electronic evidence (University of Oslo; Queensland University of Technology).
I undertake training for members of the judiciary and lawyers in electronic evidence; provide seminars for commercial organisations and the IT industry; provide in-house seminars to Board members; give lectures for academic institutions, speak at conferences and take part in and help to run events on digital evidence.
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies have confirmed that I am an Associate Research Fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year.
I am a member of:
IT Panel of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales
The scientific committee of Tech and Law Center, a research center of the University of Insubria (Como)
Society for Advanced Legal Studies
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)
Society of Authors
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) – available in on-line bookstores.
My recipe for rosemary buns is now used regularly in the Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur