25/01/18. “Public policy is a very unruly horse, and when once you get astride, you never know where it will carry you.” These oft repeated words were those of Borough J in Richardson v. Mellish in 1824 and are the first reference to the much repeated maxim, that resorting to public policy is equivalent to mounting an unruly horse. The expression has been used in the law of tort in other contexts too, most recently in Lumba v. Secretary of State for the Home Department…”

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