When Caritas Legal was formed in 2011, it aimed to be a modern and plain-speaking law firm and that is all part of the service that it has delivered in the last decade.
Launched by managing director Lorna Brown, Caritas Legal handles a number of different legal issues for clients all over Scotland. It has offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dunfermline, but of course in the last year, because of Covid-19, most of its work with clients has taken place virtually.
In the last 10 years, Lorna – who qualified as a solicitor almost 20 years ago – and senior associate Danielle Stevenson have been working hard to make legal advice more accessible to members of the public while shaking off the stereotypical image of a solicitor.
Unlike some other companies, this modern legal firm does not use complicated legal jargon, but plain English to explain legal terminology to its clients in a way they can understand.
When she launched Caritas Legal, Lorna also wanted to be able to provide advice that was specifically tailored to suit each of her clients, as she quickly discovered that, when it comes to legal issues, one size simply does not fit all.
Lorna explained: “I believe that specialist professional advice, delivered in a down-to-earth manner firmly breaks down barriers and allows the bigger picture to form part of the present day solution.”
There are a number of reasons that you, or a family member, may need to call on the services of a law firm like Caritas Legal. Here are just a few:
- For future planning and to arrange a Will and/or Power of Attorney
- For disputes in the family affecting spouses and partners, with or without children
- For organising a Guardianship arrangement if you have a relative with reduced capacity
- For winding up a relative’s estate or when you are an executor
Managing director Lorna really cares about people and wants to help advise them on a wide range of legal matters with her approachable and down-to-earth manner. And, as someone who has experience as a carer (Lorna looked after her late mother), it is no surprise that she specialises in Adults with Incapacity law, with a particular interest in legal aspects facing those with dementia or learning disabilities and their families.
Meanwhile, senior associate Danielle also has her chosen specialism – and that’s Family Law. With extensive experience in appearing at the Sheriff Court and resolving family legal matters, as well as attending children’s hearings, Danielle handles a number of separation and divorce cases, pre- and post- nuptial agreements, and care arrangements for children.
Whatever the legal issue you are facing, Caritas is a firm you can count on. In fact, the business comes recommended by its clients, who speak very highly about the service and advice they have received from Lorna and her team.
One, David Bell in Catrine, said he didn’t know where to turn until he found Caritas. He said: “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.”
Another, John Donaghie in Fife, was impressed with how the team spoke to him in a language he could understand. He said: “Every little detail was explained to me and I could not fault anything. Everything was dealt with really well. I would recommend you to all of my friends and family. Thank you for the first class service.”
If you are needing legal advice, or have got a complicated situation on your hands and need it explained and resolved, visit Caritas Legal’s website here.
Enjoy the convenience of having The Sunday Post delivered as a digital ePaper straight to your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Subscribe for only £5.49 a month and enjoy all the benefits of the printed paper as a digital replica.Subscribe