Living Wills

Overview

We can assist you with the preparation of an Advance Decision (often referred to as a ‘Living Will’) to ensure that your wishes regarding the consent to, or the refusal of, medical treatment are followed where you have become unconscious or otherwise incapable of communicating your wishes.

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You are completely free to refuse to undergo medical treatment even if, as a result, it brings about your death. However, you must have the mental capacity to make that decision. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 gives clear legal status to advance medical decisions, which means that health professionals must follow them, if they are valid and applicable to the specified treatment and circumstances.

It is important that an advance medical decision is well-drafted so it is valid and applicable to the specified treatment and circumstances, and we can assist you with this. However, the document is not intended to be a substitute for discussion with medical staff and it is always recommended that you talk fully with your doctor about your treatment.

Fees

Standard fees are typically between £150 and £200 for an individual Living Will or between £200 and £250 for a couple’s Living Wills, including all incidental advice.

Fixed fees may be less than stated if the matter is very straightforward, but will be more than stated if the matter proves to be involved or complex. We will advise you of any such fee variation at the earliest available opportunity and before any additional fees are incurred.

Any additional work in this area will be charged at an hourly charging rate of £115 plus Vat for individuals or £130 plus Vat for couples, with a quote or fee estimate being confirmed once it becomes possible to estimate the volume of work involved.

All fees quoted above exclude any disbursements (i.e. payments to others required to progress the matter), which you will be advised of separately at the earliest available opportunity.

Testimonials

Very friendly, helpful and accommodating personal service from Julian. We felt informed and assisted at each step of making our wills. Refreshingly good

Client from Hindhead

Julian provided a very professional and comfortable service; we needed that as making a will is not easy; He provided advice and information appropriate to our needs: and made clear the legal implications of our wishes – families are complicated and his advice helped to make sure we looked after our needs and our wishes when we are deceased

Client from Borden

I have used Julian for advice and also to act on my behalf for family litigation services. Very clear and easy to work with. Polite and professional.

Client From Pulborough

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