The Gazette offers free client guide to deceased estates notices

The Gazette, the UK’s official public record, is today reminding Today’s Wills and Probate readers that they can access a free client guide to support them when recommending deceased estates notices.

The free guide is split into a series of frequently asked questions:

  • What is a deceased estates notice?
  • Why are they important?
  • What happens after the notice is published?
  • What is The Gazette?
  • What do I do next?

Available as a PDF or printed leaflet, the short guide is designed to explain the purpose of placing a deceased estates notice, jargon-free. It has been produced to help probate practitioners confidently offer this service to clients, which demonstrates compliance with the WIQS Client Charter guidelines. Since launching the guide last summer, The Gazette has sent it to over 100 solicitors and other wills and probate professionals with excellent feedback.

Deceased estates notices, sometimes referred to as Section 27 notices, act as a means of advertising for unknown creditors and beneficiaries to come forward if they have a claim to an estate. Companies or individuals have two months from the notice publishing date to make a claim and then, if there are no claims, an estate can be distributed with greater confidence and peace of mind. A deceased estates notice placed in The Gazette offers protection against any legal liability to the executors of the will if a person or company makes a claim to the estate after it has been distributed.

To request a copy of the guide, please email

This article was submitted to be published by the Gazette as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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