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FROM THE SAGES: LORD DENNING ON INNOVATION AND THE LAW

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.

As part of our new year resolution, we will be bringing to you every Wednesday words from legal Juggernauts that are well applicable to this present time.

In this week’s episode, we present to you Lord Denning’s duction on the way law should react to innovations. Lord Denning in a family law case said

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

We believe that as a principle, the law is not static and it is dynamic. So, it is important that as different areas of life expand the law should be ready to accommodate same. This is one of the principles that Lord Denning held so dearly that the fact that an issue is unknown to law does not mean that there should be no evolution of the law.

Now, we are seeing emerging issues in medicine, environmental science, technology, and even corporate governance. It suffice that all judges and even law makers should work towards ensuring that law meets up with the emerging trends in the world.

Till next week when we bring you another quote from our legal Juggernauts, keep innovating!

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