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Deed of Revocation for Advance Directive

An advance directive, or “Living Will”, is a document put in place to express your wishes regarding which medical treatments you would not want to receive if you were not able to choose for yourself. While this kind of preparation is an excellent idea, it is sometimes the case that our views on these matters are altered, whether by the introduction of new medical technology or a shift in our life perspective.

While an advance directive is not a legally binding document, doctors will still adhere to it where possible, taking it as a statement of your wishes, so if your views have changed since you wrote it, it is advisable to issue an official revocation.

This document is a template deed of revocation for an advance directive. You just need to fill out your details and let people know where you have stored it so that the advance directive is invalidated. If your advance directive is in storage with a GP or solicitor, you should be certain to send them a copy of the deed of revocation.

Advance directives are only valid in Scotland. If you live in England or Wales, you may have filled out an advance decision instead, and will need a Deed of Revocation for Advance Decision to invalidate it.