LAW QUOTES

IGNORANTIA JURIS NON EXCUSAT

The rule in its terms is sufficiently satisfied, by holding that no man shall, under the pretence of an ignorance of the law, excuse himself from the performance of his own obligations, or acquire an advantage, or avoid a detriment, when he has omitted using the means ordained by law for those purposes. Applied to the immediate subject matter, it has no reference to the point, of money paid under a mistaken idea of a preceding obligation.

Sir William David Evans
Sir William David Evans
25 May 1767 – 5 December 1821
Essay on the Action for Money Had and Received, 1802