It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Honorary Member and friend, John Perry.
John’s involvement with local law societies spanned over four decades, starting in 1978 when he was a Committee Member of what was then called the Mid Surrey Law Society, and he was heavily involved in the merger of three local law societies to form The Surrey Law Society in the early 1990s.
During his time, John served as a Committee Member, as Secretary, twice as President, on the Sub-Committee for Conveyancing and Land Law and was a Surrey Council Member on the Council of The Law Society of England and Wales.
He was a very kind man and good company and he and his wife, Rosemary, organised the SLS Past President’s Dinner and the President’s Lunch at Kingston for many years. John was also a quizmaster of the SLS quiz and he organised the SLS Walking Conference, forging lifelong relationships at home and abroad.
John was a stalwart supporter of SLS and he believed passionately in the profession and the role of the solicitor. His warmth, wisdom and service to us and the profession was outstanding and he will be sorely missed.
We send our deepest sympathy to Rosemary and the rest of the family at this very difficult time.