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Bournemouth County Court Bankruptcy Information

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

Personal bankruptcy will clear all your unsecured debts, but in doing so it will remain on your Credit Report for six years, which will have an impact on your future borrowing during that timeframe. An alternative method of insolvency is an IVA, which may be best suited in case you have equity to protect, or a job which is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

If bankruptcy is the right choice for you, then the required documentation will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Bournemouth 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.


Courts Of Justice
Deansleigh Road
Bournemouth Dorset

DX 98420 Bournemouth 4

Court number 139
County Court number 139

General Contacts

Switchboard 01202 502800
General Fax 01202 502801
Crown Court: Fax 01202 502859
Civil Section Fax 01202 502835
Family Section Fax 01202 502838

Opening Times

Court building open 8.00 am
Court building closed 5.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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