It is with much regret that we report that Master Beldam (The Rt Hon Sir Roy Beldam) sadly died on Friday 16 October, aged 95. The Inn’s flag flew at half-mast, on Wednesday 21 October, in his memory.
Master Beldam was called to the Bar in 1950 and took Silk in 1969. He was appointed as a Recorder in 1972 and as a judge of the High Court in 1981. In 1989, he was elevated to the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, where he served until his retirement in 2000. He was made a member of the Privy Council in 1989. He also served as Legal Assessor to the General Medical Council from 1976–81, and as Chairman of the Law Commission from 1985–89.
Master Beldam was a long-standing and dedicated member of the Marshall Hall Trust, which gives financial assistance to members of The Inner Temple who are in need. His daughter, Master Alexandra Beldam, was appointed as a Bencher in 2019.
Details of any funeral and/or memorial service will be circulated as appropriate in due course.