Utopia, you are standing in it!

Celebrating humanity's flourishing through the spread of capitalism and the rule of law

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.

Advertisements

One thought on “Lord Denning quotes

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

pseudoerasmus

Blog about economic history & comparative development

PA Pundits - International

"the relentless pursuit of common sense"

Truth on the Market

Scholarly commentary on law, economics, and more

StephenFranks.co.nz

A New Zealand lawyer, ex-MP, farmer and enthusiast for life opines on law, politics and the universe

Barrie Saunders

Thoughts on public policy and the media

Susan Sinclair

Independent Researcher on Women's Sex Based Rights

The Honest Broker

Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics

Survey Anon's Gender Blog

discussing formal and, more often, informal studies of gender feelings

Jason Collins blog

Behavioural economics. Behavioural and data science. Economics. Evolutionary biology.

One Sock: Heather Roy's Blog

A blog for my thoughts and writings - past, present and future

Friends of Science Calgary

The Sun is the main driver of climate change. Not you. Not carbon dioxide.

Visualize This

data visualization goulash

James Kennedy

VCE Chemistry teacher in Melbourne, Australia

longandvariable

A blog on macroeconomics and public policy by Tony Yates.

Gender Abolitionist

Examining Gender Identity ideology and its impact on Women's Sex based protections. Exploring how this has taken such firm root in Western societies (Cognitive & Regulatory Capture).

The Skeptical Doctor

Dedicated to the work of Theodore Dalrymple

Books & Boots

reflections on books and art

Legal History Miscellany

Posts on the History of Law, Crime, and Justice

English Legal History

Making English Legal History easy and enjoyable to digest.

TERF is a slur

Documenting the abuse, harassment and misogyny of transgender identity politics

No Punches Pulled

Laughter – the best medicine

The Dangerous Economist

Celebrating humanity's flourishing through the spread of capitalism and the rule of law

Sex, Drugs and Economics

Celebrating humanity's flourishing through the spread of capitalism and the rule of law

Economic Growth in History

Nuno Palma's economic and political history blog

The Logical Place

Tim Harding's writings on rationality, informal logic and skepticism

RGS History

The Newcastle RGS History blog

Nick Cohen: Writing from London

Journalism from London.

4thWaveNow

A community of parents & others questioning the medicalization of gender-atypical youth

Women Are Human

Independent source for the top stories in worldwide gender identity news

Trans Crime UK

Documenting crimes committed by transgender individuals in the UK

Flip Chart Fairy Tales

Business Bullshit, Corporate Crap and other stuff from the World of Work

The Long Run

the EHS blog

Sir John Cowperthwaite

Celebrating humanity's flourishing through the spread of capitalism and the rule of law

The Undercover Historian

Beatrice Cherrier's blog

Vincent Geloso

Economics, History, Lots of Data and French Stuff

Climatism

Tracking Anthropogenic Climate Alarmism

MasterResource

A free-market energy blog

Science Matters

Reading between the lines, and underneath the hype.

%d bloggers like this: