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Barnstaple County Court Bankruptcy Information

When you have mounting debts with no prospect of paying them off, declaring bankruptcy could be an effective way to treat the situation and give you a chance to have a fresh start.

Personal bankruptcy will clear all of your current unsecured debts, but in doing so it's going to stay on your Credit Report for six years, which can have an effect on your future borrowing during that timeframe. Another form of insolvency is an IVA, which may be suitable in case you have equity to protect, or a job which is excluded from bankruptcy.

If bankruptcy certainly is the right choice for you, then the required documentation 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



Bankruptcy Advice - Frequently Asked Questions

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