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Barnsley Law Courts Bankruptcy Information

When you have mounting debts with no prospect of paying them off, filing for bankruptcy can be an efficient way to remedy the situation and give you the chance to have a fresh start.

Bankruptcy will clear your personal unsecured debts, but in doing so it is going to remain on your Credit File for six years, which can have an effect on your future borrowing during that timeframe. An alternative method of insolvency is an IVA, which could be best suited for people who have equity to protect, or an occupation that is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

If personal bankruptcy certainly is the answer you're looking for, then the required paperwork will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Barnsley we have included the court details below. You only need to contact the court if you already have everything prepared, including your Statement of Affairs and Debtor's Petition, and you are ready to finalise the Bankruptcy Order.

To arrange a consultation you can complete this online form, and an experienced Advisor will be in touch to assess your situation and advise you accordingly.


The Court House
Barnsley South Yorkshire
S70 2DW

DX 702080 Barnsley 3

Court number 2770
County Court number 118

General Contacts

Switchboard 01226 320000
General Fax 01226 320044

Opening Times

Court building open 9.00 am
Court building closed 5.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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