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Pension death benefits planning
Before the recent pension changes were announced, it made sense, for Inheritance Tax planning purposes, to request that any death benefits payable from a money purchase private pension on the pension scheme member’s death were paid into a separate trust (a ‘bypass trust’), usually for the benefit of the member’s spouse and family.
Standard listings - current trends
A couple of years ago we wrote about Standard listings on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, principally in connection with cash shell or SPAC entities. At that time there had been a limited number of such listings, following the deregulation of the UK Listing Authority's listing regime in April 2010 to allow a broader range of companies to elect to join the Standard segment of the UKLA's Official List and trade on the Main Market.
Subject to contract
Settlement negotiations may often be challenging and conducted under pressure. In Bieber
(in liquidation)  EWHC 4205, the court issued a stark reminder to make sure that offers are made expressly ‘subject to contract’ to avoid the risk of being unintentionally bound by an agreement.