Lord Denning quotes

The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country

Daily Telegraph (1989)

“The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown.

It may be frail—its roof may shake—the wind may blow through it—the storm may enter—the rain may enter—but the King of England cannot enter—all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.” So be it—unless he has justification by law.

Southam v Smout [1964] 1 QB 308 at 320

There are many things in life more worth while than money.

One of these things is to be brought up in this our England, which is still “the envy of less happier lands”.

I do not believe it is for the benefit of children to be uprooted from England and transported to another country simply to avoid tax… Many a child has been ruined by being given too much. The avoidance of tax may be lawful, but it is not yet a virtue.

Re Weston’s Settlements, [1969] 1 Ch 223

“Unlike my brother judge here, who is concerned with law,” he once teased at a legal dinner, “I am concerned with justice.”

What is the argument on the other side? Only this, that no case has been found in which it has been done before. That argument does not appeal to me in the least.

If we never do anything which has not been done before, we shall never get anywhere. The law will stand still while the rest of the world goes on, and that will be bad for both

A family law case

In June 1970, a big earth-moving machine got stuck in the mud. It sank so far as to be out of sight. It cost much money to get it out. Who is to pay the cost?

British Crane Hire Corporation Ltd v. Ipswich Plant Hire Ltd [1970] 1 All ER 1059

Broadchalke is one of the most pleasing villages in England.

Old Herbert Bundy, the defendant, was a farmer there.

His home was at Yew Tree Farm.  It went back for 300 years.  His family had been there for generations.

It was his only asset.

But he did a very foolish thing.  He mortgaged it to the bank.

Lloyds Bank v. Bundy [1973] 3 All ER 757

More information on Lord Denning, the son of a draper and the most celebrated English judge of the 20th century, is here and here

Lord Denning

Denning was the last judge to have the right to stay in the job for life. He joked that he had “every Christian virtue, except resignation”. He retired aged 83 after making some rather poorly chosen remarks and died a few months after his 100th birthday.

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  1. Tim Harding
    Dec 07, 2016 @ 15:03:42

    Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

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  2. sirkevinshistoricfacts
    Jan 03, 2022 @ 02:24:27

    Sadly it is not a castle a man lives within. Law states police searches under warrant and the Customs official can break your door down for no reason other than he suspects your guilty of import duty or other tax fraud or drugs. King used to give castles to his top lot so yes he could walk in at any time . Now King has better life than that to do his own thing. England has many faults FSA law gave license to fraud on highest level until insurance industry signed to surrender to law all sins forgiven. I was trapped in this by Abbey Life who stole my family estates by lies and false signings of legal papers after death of my wife from cancer . Courts could not take my case as it was done days before the deadline of signed FSA LAW. The let us talk of rates as an illegal tax, Here in Europe where I had to move to to build again family home no rates exist yet all works as a nation well without it . The vast amount in trillions of pounds per year go into Government council pockets as revenue . I live in tax free zone thank God .Miss England hardly ever but if made in new years listings ever Baron Kendal as my ancestors had that title I can sit in house of lords and do some good to a corrupted rates system paying for many departments twice in income tax and rates such as police is how they make you pay .One country Government is holy or fair it is a business like County Council is a business hiding under Government banners .Many belong to rich families who live well on your rates .Do not believe please research and then know how many want your cash from you. I know pensioners of England who have to still work to pay rates and live. England is no better no worse than any other top nation for corruption . I am but a man of my peoples even though titled I will defend any ,mans rights

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