Advance Directives – Use of and Effect

Advance Directives – Use of and Effect

  • 1 ratings, 77 users enrolled

Course Overview

Delivered by Safda Mahmood, this course will explain the provisions relating to the use of Advance Directives. Consideration will be given to the legal application of Advanced Directives and their effectiveness. Viewers will also receive guidance on how to draft such documents.

During this bite size session the following topics and case law will be discussed:

  • ·         Advance Decisions
  • ·         Living Wills
  • ·         Instruction directive
  • ·         Refusal directive
  • ·         Life-sustaining treatment
    • Re B (Adult: refusal of medical treatment) [2002] EWHC 429 (Fam)
    • St George's Healthcare NHS Trust v S; R v Collins and Others ex parte S [1999] Fam 26
    • HE v A Hospital NHS Trust and AE ([2003] EWHC 1017 (Fam)

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have considered the types of matters / circumstances in which Advanced Directives will be appropriate
  • • Be familiar with the case law detailed above and relevant legislation and guidance contained within the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and MCA Code of Practice
  • • Have a greater understanding of, and feel confident when, advising clients regarding this area of private client law

What is the target audience?

  • Private client practitioners


About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page