Living Wills

Living WIlls Solicitors Glasgow, Shawlands, East Kilbride & Edinburgh

If you are concerned about losing capacity, and your medical treatment if you become ill, a living will could help. Increasingly, society recognises that individual should have control over their medical treatment and where and how they pass away. Our lawyers have experience in drafting and advising on living wills to allow you to make decisions about your future care while you still can. We understand the sensitive nature of such discussions and will always treat your circumstances with discretion and respect.

We offer a free initial consultation so you can discuss your wishes and concerns with an understanding solicitor. To set up an appointment, call us today on 0808 168 5822 or complete our online enquiry form, and we will get back to you right away. We look forward to helping you prepare for the future.

What is a living will?

A living will is a document which provides instructions to the medical professions taking care of you about your wishes if you are incapacitated and no longer able to give directions of your own accord. For example, you may provide instructions that should you suffer from a particular medical condition, that you do not wish to be resuscitated or kept on life support.

A living will is often referred to as an “advance directive”. The document enables you to put your wishes concerning medical treatment in writing and state which treatments you would want to be carried out, or not to be carried out if a time should come where you are unable to communicate your preferences.

Is a living will legally binding?

There is no legal precedent in Scotland that makes an advance directive for refusal of treatment legally binding. However, it is generally accepted that if an advance directive is created when the granter had the capacity to do so and that the granter sufficiently understood the consequences, purpose and effect of the proposed treatment and refusal, the advance directive will be binding. 

Why should I make a living will?

Making a living will can help guide your loved ones at a very difficult time and spare them from some challenging and burdensome decisions. If you know that you would like to have an element of control over how and where you die, a living will may be the best option for you. Get in touch with us today.

Contact Complete Clarity Solicitors for a FREE consultation to discuss a living will 

If you would like to discuss the idea of making a living will, get in touch with our team.

We are based in Glasgow City Centre, Shawlands, East Kilbride & Edinburgh; we provide our clear and practical legal services to people across Scotland including those from Airdrie, Motherwell, Bellshill, Dumbarton, Paisley, Ayr, Fife, Crossmyloof, Giffnock, Clarkston, Newton Mearns and many other surrounding areas. For a FREE consultation with our wills, trusts, & executry lawyers based in Glasgow and Edinburgh call us today on 0808 168 5822 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.

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