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I’m young: Why do I need a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney (PoA) is typically used when you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself and, as such, younger people may feel they do not need one yet. However, unforeseen accidents and illnesses can happen to anyone, no matter how old you are.

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Rising dementia rates prompt calls for Scots to arrange Power of Attorney

Scottish Legal News have quoted a recent article in The Herald which discusses how rising dementia rates have prompted calls for Scots to ensure they have a Power of Attorney in place in the event they fall ill.

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Judges no longer needed to rule on ending life-sustaining treatment

On 29th July 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that judges will no longer need to be consulted when families and doctors agree to remove any life-supporting treatment of patients in a persistent vegetative state.

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