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Barnstaple County Court Bankruptcy Information

Going to Court will be the final step of the bankruptcy process. Before contacting the Court and organising a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to consider what you can do.

Professional assistance is essential whenever your debts are becoming so unmanageable that serious action is required. Occasionally the problem is not as bad as you believe, and an informal arrangement, like a Debt Management Plan, may be more practical.

If bankruptcy is the answer you're looking for, then the necessary paperwork will eventually be submitted to your local County Court.

For those living within Barnstaple 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.


8th Floor
The Law Courts
Civic Centre
Barnstaple Devon
EX31 1DX

DX 98560 Barnstaple 2

Court number 119 County Court number 119

General Contacts

General Enquiries 01271 340410
General Fax 01271 340415

Opening Times

Court building open 9.30 am
Court building closed - at close of business.
Court counter open 9.30 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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