Senior Master Steven Whitaker
International Developments in Electronic Discovery
Master Steven Whitaker is the Senior Master of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in the Queen’s Bench Division, the Queen’s Remembrancer and a former barrister. Amongst his other duties he manages the specialist list for mesothelioma and other asbestos related claims at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. He was one of the judicial members of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee of England and Wales from 2002 – 08 and was also a member of one of the judicial advisory groups advising the Secretary of State on the use of IT in the Civil and Family Courts. He is the Honorary President of LiST. He was trained as a mediator by CEDR in 2003 and is a member of the Senior Editorial Board of the White Book and the Chief Advisory Editor to Atkin’s Court Forms. He is the Central Authority for England and Wales under the Hague Conventions on Service and the Taking of Evidence. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on e-disclosure, the Civil Procedure Reforms, and on the management of asbestos related claims.
Mr Foo Chee Hock
Mr Foo Chee Hock is the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Integrated Electronic Litigation System (iELS) Steering Committee and the LawNet Management Committee. Prior to working in the Supreme Court, he was a Subordinate Courts District Judge where he chaired the Committee to study the video-taping of trials, and was Vice-Chairman of the Technology Court Committee which constructed the Courts’ first Technology Court, Technology Chambers and four Digital Recording Courts.
Mr Cavinder Bull, SC
Mr Cavinder Bull, SC graduated with First Class Honours from Oxford University and holds an LLM from Harvard Law School. He has been called to the Bar of Singapore, England & Wales and New York. Mr Bull was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008 and practises at Drew & Napier LLC.
Mr Stephen Mason
Mr Stephen Mason is a barrister, the author of Electronic Signatures in Law (third edition, 2011), the general editor of Electronic Evidence (second edition, 2010) and International Electronic Evidence (2008), and general editor of the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review.
Mr Mason is also a panellist in the discussion on Electronic Evidence in Singapore – Law & Practice.