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5 minutes with Private Client Paralegal, Lloyd Perry

22 February 2022 |

Lloyd Perry is a Paralegal in our Private Client team, based in our Bristol office. Lloyd completed the LLM in 2019 and has 4 years of experience in dealing with Lasting Powers of Attorney. He specialises in helping people understand and put in place this important future planning tool, advising over-50s who are considering their path to retirement and beyond.

Known for his calm and methodical approach, Lloyd is highly skilled in providing clients with a personal service, putting his client’s needs at the forefront of his work.

We caught up with Lloyd to find out more about life as a paralegal. 

What sort of law do you specialise in and how do you help people?

Estate Planning. I assist clients with LPA’s, Wills & Probate, Trusts and also Long-Term Care concerns for the elderly.

What does a day-in-the-life of a paralegal look like?

The quintessential cup of tea in the morning to start the day is of the upmost importance! Emails, followed by a set of tasks that I’ll have set aside to get through by days’ end. Various ad hoc requests might pop up during the day, so I’ll adapt to those whilst keeping my eye on the work that is a priority. Each day will always vary, one day could be spent getting to know clients and liaising with external bodies, and another day could see me dealing with tax implications for various matters – there is always a good balance of separation in the work that I do!

What is your favourite part of the job?

To help people achieve their wishes is always important to me. Clients come to solicitors because we have the knowledge and the know-how to fix a problem, which in turn puts their minds at ease knowing that their concerns are in safe hands. Being in the legal sector constantly pushes you to learn and adapt – and there is always time to learn something new!

GL Law have implemented a hybrid agile way of working, how does that affect your role?

Prior to this in my previous role, I was spending a majority of my time home working, so having the flexibility to either stay at home or come into the office, gives me an element of freedom that our firm has the confidence in me to work in whichever setting is the most productive. Besides, doing things electronically now helps to keep things moving along seamlessly.

Favourite working from home perk?

Definitely the ‘close the lid on my laptop, and oh, I’m home!’ part. Time to get dinner started…

If you didn’t go down the legal career path, what would you be doing now?

I would have possibly gone to work abroad, revisiting my career in the Casino industry – Vegas baby!

When you’re not working, where would we find you?

I am a little homebody actually (I guess Covid hammered that one home – pun intended!). I’m quite fond of my nightlife, and although my next milestone will be 50 (if I ever get there), I still enjoy a good gig or dancing around to some energetic music from time to time – and to be honest, I think I still will be well into my senior years! Look out for the guy in the corner of the club with the Zimmer frame shouting: ‘They don’t make ‘em like they used to!’

Dream holiday destination?

Bora Bora, then closely followed by the Maldives – this will be saved for a special occasion.

Last good book?

The Promised Land – Barack Obama. I’ve been a long-time fan of the Obama’s, since before his inauguration in 2009, to become America’s first African American President. This was a pivotal moment in history that showed the world that everybody has the capacity to change their opinions about race. A moment I feel very, very proud of.

Lockdown TV boxset binge?

Ozark, After Life, The Office (US), Suits, House of Cards, Dexter, House, oh the list goes on!

You’re usually the one giving out advice, but what’s the last piece of good advice you were given?

As clichéd as it sounds, you’re never too old to do what you want to do. And here I am, doing what I want to do.

To get in touch with Lloyd Perry directly you can email or call 0117 906 9400

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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