Legal Comments on PM Unsigned Letter to the EU

By Stephen Mason, Barrister and Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London. The Office of the Prime Minister is reported to have sent a letter to the European Union requesting an extension of the period provided under Article 50(3)...

Robustness and reliability in computer systems

By Peter Sommer In his blog The Use of the Word Robust to Describe Software Code (June 25, 2019) (https://ials.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2019/06/25/the-use-of-the-word-robust-to-describe-software-code/), Stephen Mason draws attention to the oddness of the use of the word...

The use of statistics and software code

As part of my LLM at the University of London, University College in 1990/1991, I took the ‘Proof’ component with Professor Twining. Professor Twining did not let anybody join his course until they passed an exam in statistics. My knowledge of statistics is basic at...