Future Planning, Wills and Power of Attorney

Plan for your future today and talk to us about power of attorney.

Family & Child Law

We are experts in family and child law and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Guardianships and Adults with Incapacity

We specialise in advising families looking after a relative with dementia in connection with Powers of Attorney and Guardianship applications.

Executries & Winding Up of Estates

We deal with all aspects of winding up the estate of a deceased person, whether or not a will is in existence.

 

Future Planning, Wills and Power of Attorney

Many clients seek specialist advice on Wills, Powers of Attorney and planning for their future. We aim to provide clients with bespoke advice which considers longer term issues, such as the potential cost of paying for care in the future, as well as adopting a holistic approach which offers peace of mind.

Family and Child Law

We are experts in family and child law and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Whether your issue is separation, divorce, cohabitation or buying a property with your other half for the first time these are just some of the issues that we can assist with.

Guardianships and Adults with Incapacity

We specialise in advising families looking after a relative who has reduced capacity, perhaps due to Dementia, Autism, or a Learning Disability. Our commitment to this field is driven by our fundamental understanding of the role of the carer and the need to provide friendly, down to earth accessible advice. For this reason we often talk to carer groups and at charity events over a cup of tea, in order to make the process of guardianship less daunting.

Executries & Winding Up of Estates in Scotland

We deal with all aspects of winding up the estate of a deceased person, whether or not a Will is in existence.

We can advise you on the necessary steps, whether you are an Executor or Beneficiary, in order to ensure that your legal duties are properly executed.

Award winning Scottish law firm

Caritas Legal is a modern, accessible plain speaking law firm. With bases in Dunfermline, Glasgow and Edinburgh we act for clients throughout Scotland.

Our aim is to provide positive legal solutions and to support families and individuals in taking control of their affairs and making a difference.

Our Mission Statement is to deliver Clear And Relevant Innovative Tailor-made Accessible Solutions with a social conscience.

Client Testimonials

David Bell, Catrine

“I was extremely pleased with the prompt and attentive service you gave us, I was going round in circles until you helped us out and I will recommend Caritas to all in the future. It was also a delight to meet yourself.”

David Cooper, Dunfermline

“My mother wishes me to thank your Company and Lorna Brown in particular for the efficient but relaxed way in which the Power of Attorney meeting was handled. Thank you for your assistance in the above matter.”

Diana Sievewright, Edinburgh

“Thanks again for all your help. I wept when I came off the phone from talking with you. Part relief, part thankfulness. I would give you the [Scottish Care] award in the blink of an eye. I’m so relieved after your efforts.”

Ben Yeung, Edinburgh Chinese Elderly Support Association

“The workshop style was very user friendly and informative. The presenter used the right approach to workshop presentation. She understood the needs of her audience. Hence she used plain English and minimum legal jargon. “

The Caritas Legal Law Blog

How long will it take to wind up the Estate?

How long will it take to wind up the Estate?

We are often asked how it will take to wind up an Estate. Unfortunately, it is impossible to accurately predict the timescales of completion of an executry. This usually depends on the size and complexity of the estate, the number of people due to inherit and any...

Making a WIll in Scotland: Properly Probate Your Belongings

Making a WIll in Scotland: Properly Probate Your Belongings

What is a Will A will is a binding legal document that allows an individual to appoint executors to administer their estate and dispose of it to the beneficiaries chosen by them. Do I need to make a Will? It is important to have a Will in place as it ensures that your...

Caritas in the Sunday Post

Caritas in the Sunday Post

No one knows the importance of arranging a Will more than solicitor Lesley Iannarelli. The estates expert at Caritas Legal Limited has solved numerous cases affecting families in Scotland. After 18 years as a paralegal, Lesley joined Caritas in August 2020 and...