Sir Roy Beldam

The Law Commission was very sad to learn of the death of the Rt Hon Sir Roy Beldam, who served as the Chair of the Law Commission from 1985 – 89.

Sir Roy 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.

During his tenure as Chair, the Law Commission published several significant reports, including reports on leasehold conveyancing, sale and supply of goods, and a review of child law that led to the Children Act 1989.

Our thoughts are with Sir Roy’s family and friends during this time.


Sir Nicholas Green