Policies relating to submission of notices

The submission of notices to The Gazette is governed by Terms and conditions. All Advertisers are reminded of their obligation to comply with these, as well as satisfy themselves as to the legal, statutory and/or procedural requirements and accuracy relating to any notice.

The policies below detail the additional requirements and supporting documentation needed when placing certain notice types. These policies allow The Gazette to verify the claim of the notice placer, they do not give a complete list of everything you must and must not do, nor do they constitute any legal advice.

Deceased estates (2903)

Notices can only be accepted from solicitors of the Supreme Court, a duly authorised official of a London Clearing Bank or in the case of trustees, on presentation of the trust deed or relevant appointment document; and, in the case of personal representatives, on presentation of a copy of the death certificate, grant of probate or letter of administration.

There is a legal minimum requirement for a claims period of two months from the date of publication during which creditors should contact executors. If you have a specific date intended for final receipt of claims against the estate then please include this with your notice. If you do not specify a date then The Gazette will publish a claims date which fulfils the minimum legal requirement (two months and a day after publication).

Petitions to wind up (Companies - 2450) (Partnerships - 2451)

Notices can be accepted from solicitors, accountants, insolvency practitioners, chartered secretaries and administrators recognised by United Kingdom professional bodies in these sectors. The notice must be submitted on Form 4.6 from the court (London Gazette) or the text of the notice supplied (Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes).

Notices may also be placed by individuals or companies when accompanied by Form 4.2 and Form 4.3 from the court (London Gazette) or attested by a solicitor (Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes).

This notice should be placed in The Gazette at least seven clear working days after the petition has been served and seven clear working days before the hearing.

Injunctions to prevent publication

Court injunctions to prevent the publication of a Petition to Wind Up notice should be sent as soon as possible by contacting The Gazette. A copy of the sealed court order will be required in order to prevent publication – for further information about this process please contact the customer services team.

The Gazette allows the Advertiser the ability to publish a notice immediately, if the Advertiser of a notice so wishes. This means that Petitions to Wind Up could be published at 00:01 hours on working day eight after a petition has been served. The Gazette accepts no liability for the notice placement timing of the Advertiser.

Reuse of a prohibited name (2403)

Notices can be accepted from solicitors, accountants, insolvency practitioners, chartered secretaries and administrators recognised by United Kingdom professional bodies in these sectors.

Notices may also be placed by individuals or companies when accompanied by Form 4.73.

Change in the members of a partnership (2701), dissolution of partnership (2702), and statement by general partner (2703)

Notices can be accepted from solicitors, accountants, insolvency practitioners, chartered secretaries and administrators recognised by United Kingdom professional bodies in these sectors.

Notices may also be placed by individuals or partners, when the notice has been signed by each partner.