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Bolton Combined Court Centre Bankruptcy Information

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

Personal bankruptcy will clear your personal unsecured debts, but in doing so it will remain on your Credit Report for 6 years, which will have an impact on your future borrowing during that timeframe. Another form of insolvency is an IVA, which might be suitable if you have equity to protect, or a job which is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

If bankruptcy is the answer you're looking for, then the necessary documentation will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Bolton 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 Law Courts
Blackhorse Street
Bolton Greater Manchester

DX 702610 Bolton 3

Court number 137
County Court number 137

General Contacts

Switchboard 01204 392881
County Court: Fax 01204 373706
Crown Court: Fax 01204 363204

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
Telephone Enquiries from 9.00 am
Telephone Enquiries until 5.00 pm



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