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Update: wills, probate and trusts

Update: wills, probate and trusts

Catherine McAleavey on appointing replacement executors and joint accounts, with Catherine Sanders on possession and retiring trustees
Look before you sign on the line

Look before you sign on the line

If you sign cheques make sure that you limit the number of signatories . In a recent fraud investigation, a long serving accounts clerk used seven different signatories to sign petty cash cheques on a rotational basis.
Topping up the piggy

Topping up the piggy

Unless we can predict our death, corporate pension provision remains the best option for employers and employees, says Robin Ellison
Civil litigation brief

Civil litigation brief

This month Gordon Exall takes a detailed look at the rules relating to amending parties after the expiry of the limitation period
Seeing red

Seeing red

Will the first case in favour of a bank stem the flow of complaints against penalty charges for unauthorised overdrafts, asks Richard Lawson
Practice trends: charity law

Practice trends: charity law

As the Charities Act 2006 is gradually implemented, the voluntary sector is beginning to grapple with a new set of challenges. Jean-Yves Gilg reports
Felix: Our cumbersome carbon footprint

Felix: Our cumbersome carbon footprint

You have to feel sorry for the farmers. First it was BSE, then it was foot-and-mouth, and now it is flatulence. Farmers are now getting the blame for global warming because the cows are pumping out gas at both ends more than the apocryphal vicarage tea party.
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