What is a living will?

A living will is where you express your wishes about how you want to be treated and cared for in certain situations, in case there comes a time when you lack capacity to make or communicate your decisions .

The importance of having a Living Will was recently highlighted in the media following an application by Lynsey Briggs made to the Court for an order to allow her Paul Briggs to die following a tragic accident which left him with severe brain injuries.
Lyndsey has since used her sad situation to raise public awareness of the importance of having a living will and has said

“A document, a statement of his wishes would have been totally non-negotiable. But Paul didn’t have one. Who does? You think as a wife you’ll be able to speak for your husband, be their voice. It’s shocking to find that you can’t. ”

An Advance Directive is easy for us to assist in setting up and often would be done at the same time as making a Will.

We would like to offer new clients a free advance directive if they instruct us to prepare A Will or Wills on our competitive fixed rate .
This offer is valid until they end of April -please quote Heswall or Neston magazine

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