Legal Advice and Services for the Armed Forces Community

Legal Advice and Services for the Armed Forces Community

Caritas Legal specialise in providing legal advice and services to the Armed Forces Community which includes Veterans, serving members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Our very own Veteran is Lesley Iannarelli

Lesley joined the Womens Royal Naval Service (“WRNS”) in March 1983. She served as a Steward and during her service enjoyed a one year term working as a Customs Officer on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. During her time the WRNS were disbanded and became part of the Royal Navy (“RN”). Lesley left the RN in January 1995 having reached the rank of Leading Hand (A). Lesley continues to be involved in various Veterans Associations and regularly takes part in Veterans events as well as fundraising for Veterans Charities.

Lesley has gained a wealth of legal experience in her legal career but also understands the issues which members of the Armed Forces Community experience both during and after their time in the service. She is the ideal person to chat to should you have any questions. Lesley can be contacted on 07597 572664 or

Services provided to the Armed Forces Community

At Caritas Legal we provide Veterans and Serving Members of the Armed Forces with a generous discount in respect of all of our legal services, as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. This is our way of saying thank you for your service.

Lesley Iannarelli

Fund Raising

Raised for Veterans Charities

Our initial offer in November 2020 to provide free Wills and/or Power of Attorneys to Veterans and their families raised in excess of £1,200 for Veterans Charities including Poppy Scotland, East Lothian Veterans Centre, Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity (“RNRMC”), Wrens Benevolent Trust and the Association of Wrens.
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Client reviews

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It was a great pleasure to work with Lesley to have mine and my mother’s Power of Attorney drawn up. She is an expert in her field and she made the process really easy to understand and kept us informed from start to finish. Lesley has a professional and friendly approach and she went above and beyond to accommodate my mother and I during the Coronavirus pandemic. She also showed great understanding and empathy at a time when my mother was unwell. Lesley, as a veteran herself, has a great understanding of veterans’ issues and it is clear that she is dedicated to serving the Armed Forces and Veterans’ Community. I would not hesitate to recommend her both in a professional and personal capacity.
Pauline Cherrington, Veterans and Families Support Worker, Lothians Veterans Centre

I am delighted that you have offered this service to veterans and so pleased that it’s Poppy Scotland that is getting the donations. Thank you once again for your help drawing up my Will and getting the POA done for me. I am grateful. I hope you have a happy festive season and wish you well for the New Year.
Shirley, Perth

Really pleased that we contacted Caritas Legal during their November offer. We’d been meaning to get round to updating our Wills for a long time! Lesley was excellent and offered sound advice and assistance in preparing our Wills. Also, to top it all, with the offer, we were able to make charitable donations, in the name of Caritas Legal, to Poppy Scotland, AOW, WRNSBT and RNRMC.
Karen & Stephen, Livingston

“Many thanks Lesley and Caritas Legal for guiding us and setting up our wills. Selfless effort to raise cash for a great cause.”
Debby & Tim, St Cyrus

We have been very pleased with the service you provided in creating our Wills, this was done in a very professional manner. We would be happy to both use your services again and recommend you to friends and family. All your help and advice was greatly appreciated in guiding us through the process.
Keith & Fiona, Newtongrange