The mercantile public is not fond of law, if law can be avoided. They prefer even the hazardous
and mysterious chances of arbitration in which some arbitrator who knows as much of
the law as he does of theology, by the application of a rough and ready moral consciousness,
or upon the affable principle of dividing the victory equally between both sides, decides
intricate questions of law and fact with equal ease.
[Anonymous letter to The Times, 11 August 1892, which some say was written by Lord Justice Bowen]