Advance welfare is a legally binding decision to refuse all medical intervention in the event that you should lose mental capacity in the future. This right was granted by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to all personals aged 18 or older. These medical decisions must be written in a very specific way in order to be valid. It is important to seek legal advice to ensure that the decision you are making holds the desired intention.
At Bloomsbury Law, we understand the complex nature of advanced decisions. The medical field is constantly evolving with new treatments for disease and illness. We can help you express your decision to refrain for certain types of treatment while highlighting the allowance of other treatments. There can also be particular circumstances where you would refuse treatment. In any case, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of what you would want if that event ever comes.
Your welfare is important and we can assure you that we will make sure that your Advanced Decision expresses the choices you have made. If you are seeking legal advice on this matter, please get in contact with one of our specialists.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.