In 2021, the wills, trusts and probate market passed the £2.0bn mark for the first time. The pandemic has created some increased demands for will writing. Sadly, the increasing number of deaths in 2020 has driven a growing demand for probate and estate administration services although delays and backlogs in the probate process have been exacerbated in 2020 and 2021.
Other areas experiencing growth are advice on contentious wills, probate and trusts plus growing demands for related services such as funeral planning, future care planning, and bereavement services. More firms are offering a holistic approach with a broader range of services to deal with all aspects of estate planning and preparing for changes in later life