Tuesday Toast : Lord Alfred Thompson Denning

Alfred Thompson Denning, OM, PC, DL, (23 January 1899 – 5 March 1999) was a brilliant lad who studied Mathematics in Magdalen College, Oxford; served in the Armed Forces during World War I and taught Geology and Mathematics at Wichester College before he decided on becoming a Barrister.

He began his legal career as an advocate per excellence and his successful arguments in notable cases made great changes in English Law.

He became a Judge and rose up the ranks to be appointed to the House of Lords. He retired as the Master of the Rolls in the English Court of Appeal.

His judgments were milestones in English Law especially English Contract Law and Matrimonial Causes and his famous dictums have been cited numerous times by Nigerian Courts.

He was indeed a man with a laudable history of excellence and his contributions to the tremendous growth of the law, the ripples of which still have impact today, are highly remarkable.

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