A bit of an odd one. I’m the joint executor of my late sisters will along with another sister. Long story short, there are four main beneficiaries, myself and the sister mentioned above, along with two other sisters, all receiving equal amounts. Myself and my (executor) sister have received our inheritance, paid by cheque to us. My other two sisters live abroad, one on the UK and one in Germany. The solicitor has insisted on issuing both cheques, despite them asking for the funds or be transferred electronically. Basically neither of them can lodge the cheques. Their respective banks have stopped accepting foreign cheques so we asked the solicitor again to transfer the money electronically which he said he would do. Tonight he has contacted me to inform me that they cannot transfer the money electronically and that they will issue a cheque to me as executor to distribute to the two beneficiaries abroad. Surely this can’t be right and is this day and age they should be able to transfer the funds electronically? I have replied refusing to accept the cheque and instructed them to distribute the money electronically. This can’t be normal practice can it? I was surprised that they issued me with a cheque for my portion of the inheritance in the first place, expecting it to be lodged into my bank.