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" It must not be forgotten that you are not to extend arbitrarily those rules which say that a given contract is void as being against public policy, because if there is one thing which more than another public policy requires it is that men of full age... "
The Law of Combinations Embracing Monopolies, Trusts, and Combinations of ... - Page 894
by Arthur Jerome Eddy - 1901 - 1540 pages
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Recueil Des Cours, 1984

Académie de droit international de La Haye - Law - 1989 - 448 pages
...employee or the small producer lacks the skill and the economic strength of the other party. The idea that "men of full age and competent understanding shall have the utmost liberty of contracting"298 is losing ground. It is being realized that for the weak party to a consumer contract...
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An Invitation to Law and Social Science

Richard Lempert, Joseph Sanders - Law - 1989 - 541 pages
...contract, as one English judge put it: ... there is one thing more than any other which public polict requires, it is that men of full age and competent...shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that contracts, when entered into freely and voluntarily, shall be held good and shall he enforced...
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Hong Kong Contracts: Autonomy and Creativity

Carole Chui, Derek Roebuck - Law - 1991 - 190 pages
...Sampson ( 1 875) 1 9 Eq 462, Sir George Jessel MR said: If there is one thing more than another which public policy requires, it is that men of full age...shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that their contracts when entered into freely and voluntarily shall be held sacred and shall be enforced...
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International Law Reports: Volume 89, Volume 89

E. Lauterpacht, C. J. Greenwood - Law - 1992 - 685 pages
...Jessel, MR, in 1875 (Printing and Numerical Registering Co v. Samp (1875) LR 19 Eq. 462 at 465): . . . if there is one thing which more than another public...shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that their contracts when entered into freely and voluntarily shall be held sacred and shall be enforced...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 115

California. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...public policy"; and in another case (Printing etc. Co. V. Sampson, LR 19 Eq. 465), the same jurist said: "If there is one thing which more than another public...shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that their contracts when entered into freely and voluntarily, shall be held sacred, and shall be enforced...
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ICSID Reports: Volume 1: Reports of Cases Decided Under the ..., Volume 10

R. Rayfuse - Law - 1993 - 750 pages
...Jessel, MR , in 1875 (Printing and Numerical Registering Co v. Samp (1875) LR 19 Eq. 462 at 465): ... if there is one thing which more than another public...shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that their contracts when entered into freely and voluntarily shall be held sacred and shall be enforced...
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The Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary

Melvin I. Urofsky, Emeritus Professor of History and Public Policy Melvin Urofsky - Law - 1994 - 570 pages
...circuit court case, Lurton discounted the argument that certain contracts could be against public policy. "If there is one thing which, more than another, public policy requires," he wrote, "it is that men of full age and competent understanding shall have utmost liberty of contracting."...
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Binding Promises: The Late 20th-Century Reformation of Contract Law

W. David Slawson - Law - 1996 - 224 pages
...particular." In 1875, Sir George Jessel, Master of the Rolls, declared in Printing Company v. Sampson:1 [I]f there is one thing which more than another public...shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that their contracts when entered into freely and voluntarily shall be held sacred and shall be enforced...
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Southern Cross: Civil Law and Common Law in South Africa

Reinhard Zimmermann, Daniel Visser, D. P. Visser - History - 1996 - 892 pages
...nineteenthcentury contract theory as articulated in Sir George Jessel MR's celebrated statement that 'if there is one thing which more than another public...shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that their contracts when entered into freely and voluntarily shall be held sacred and shall not be...
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The Law of Obligations: Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition

Reinhard Zimmermann - Law - 1996 - 1241 pages
...circumstances be honoured.214 Thus, it became the hallowed basis of "classical" contract doctrine. "(I|f there is one thing which more than another public...shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that their contracts when entered into freely and voluntarily shall be held sacred and shall be enforced...
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