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Sir (Alfred) John Balcombe (29 September 1925 – 9 June 2000) was a Lord Justice of Appeal from 1985-95.
He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, 1950 (Bencher, 1977; Treasurer, 1999); he practised at the Chancery Bar, 1951-77. He was appointed a QC in 1969. He was a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Family Division, 1977-85. He was a Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, 1983-85.
He was a member of the Bar council, 1967-71.
Other positions held
- Member, Steering Committee for Revenue, Tax Law Rewrite, 1997-98.
- Chairman, London Marriage Guidance Council, 1982-88.
- President, SW London Branch, Magistrates' Association, 1993-2000.
- President, The Maccabaeans, 1990-2000.
- Master, Company of Tin Plate Workers, 1971-72.
- Senior Grand Warden, United Grand Lodge of England of the Freemasons, 1996-98.
- Honorary Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1996
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