Thursday, 12 December 2013

Health & Welfare Lasting Powers v Advance Decisions

Some of my clients have definite views as to how they would like to be cared for or treated in the event that they lack capacity to explain their wishes in future.  Knowing that your wishes will be respected brings peace of mind.  English law provides individuals with two key choices – a Health & Welfare Lasting Power or an Advance Decision.  How do you choose between the two?