Lord Justice Ward retired from the Court of Appeal on 15 February 2013.
Sir Alan Hylton Ward, 75, was called to the Bar in 1964 and took silk in 1984. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1982, and a Recorder in 1985. Formerly an Attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa, he was appointed a member of the Matrimonial Causes Procedure Committee from 1982 to 1985. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court, Family Division in 1988, Family Division Liaison Judge for the Midland and Oxford Circuit from 1990 to 1995 and a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1995.