A Letter to the Times, 11th of August 1892, Sources for the History of Arbitration - A Bibliographical Introduction, Derek Roebuck, Arbitration International Volume 14 Number 3, at Page 237 et seq.


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]

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