„To my mind when a great Judge, a master of the whole subject, thinking it necessary for the decision of the case to carefully examine into and to state the practice, it is nothing to say as against that, that it was not necessary for the decision.“
— William Brett, 1st Viscount Esher British lawyer, judge and politician 1815 - 1899
Ex parte Bell Cox (1887), 57 L. J. (N. S.) Q. B. 103.