Smee & Ford Legacy Trends 2020

To be released Tuesday 16 June 2020

The latest edition of the annual Smee and Ford Legacy Trends report will be available on 16 June 2020. The report covers the period from 2013-2019, exploring the importance and potential of legacies today, what’s happening in the legacy market and what you can do to optimise your legacy potential.

Initial findings include:

  • The number of charitable estates has declined by 4,500 (12%) between 2018 and 2019 and nearly every causal area has been affected
  • There was a sharp decline in the number of Grants of Representation which fell by 11% in 2019
  • The average time between the date of death and the date of probate has grown from 6 months in 2015 to 9 months in 2019
To receive your copy when it becomes available, simply fill the short form on the right.