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Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Electronic Evidence, 4th edition

Electronic Evidence, 4th edition


Edited by Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng.

ISBN: 978-1-911507-05-5 (hardback)
978-1-911507-09-3 (paperback)
978-1-911507-08-6 (e-book)

In this updated edition of the well-established practitioner text, Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng have brought together a team of experts in the field to provide an exhaustive treatment of electronic evidence. This fourth edition continues to follow the tradition in English evidence text books by basing the text on the law of England and Wales, with appropriate citations of relevant case law and legislation from other jurisdictions.


1/ The sources of electronic evidence

2/ The characteristics of electronic evidence

3/ The foundations of evidence in electronic form

4/ Hearsay

5/ Software code as the witness

6/ The presumption that computers are ‘reliable’

7/ The presumption that computers are ‘reliable’

8/ Encrypted data

9/ Proof: the technical collection and examination of
electronic evidence

10/ Competence of witnesses

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Electronic Signatures in Law, 4th edition

Electronic Signatures in Law, 4th edition


Edited by Stephen Mason. 
This edition published in 2016. ISBN 9781911507048 (hardback), 9781911507000 (paperback), 9781911507024 (ebook)

Detailed Description

This fourth edition of the well-established practitioner text sets out what constitutes an electronic signature, the form an electronic signature can take, and discusses the issues relating to evidence – illustrated by analysis of relevant case law and legislation from a wide range of common law and civil law jurisdictions.

Stephen Mason is a leading authority on electronic signatures and electronic evidence, having advised global corporations and governments on these topics. He is also the editor of Electronic Evidence and International Electronic Evidence,and he founded the international open-source journal Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review in 2004.

This book is available either as a hardback book (£60), a paperback book (£40) or as an ebook (£20). Please select the option you require below.

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