Spring the busiest time for calls to Wills and Probate sector say Moneypenny.
Spring is the busiest time of year for the wills and probate sector according to telephone answering service Moneypenny.
The company who say they are the UK’s leading telephone answering specialists also said that the average number of calls per month across January and February was 53% higher than December, despite the fact that
Moneypenny answer around two million legal calls each year. Recently they looked at call trends throughout the previous year and looked to identify trends and the sector’s busiest periods with January, March and October respectively accounting for the months with the highest number of enquiries.
In terms of quarters, Q1 (January, February and March) saw the highest call volumes. This was closely followed by Q3 (July, August and September), Q2 (April, May and June) and Q4 (October, November and December).
A different picture emerged when looking at call volumes seasonally though. Spring (March, April and May) accounted for the largest share of calls, followed by autumn (September, October and November), winter (December, January and February) and summer (June, July and August).
The study also found that calls this winter (December 2015, January and February 2016), were 7.5% higher than calls from the same period last year.
Bernadette Bennett, Legal Commercial Manager at Moneypenny, said: “We typically see a rise in enquiries to the wills and probate sector during January and February. There are of course a number of reasons for this, but increased queries relating to family matters such as bereavement and relationship breakdowns were some of the key causes cited by the wills and probate specialists who we work with. The Christmas holidays also have an impact on the figures as many law firms are closed over this period so the number of calls they receive during December dips slightly.”
“Our call patterns typically reflect the sector as a whole so it’s interesting to see the trends that have developed over the course of a year. We will continue to monitor and analyse the data over the coming months to see if the same patterns emerge again.”