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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 remedy the problem and give you an opportunity to have a fresh start.

Qualified, professional advice is essential as soon as your debts have grown to be so unmanageable that serious action is required. In some cases the situation isn't as bad as you believe, and an informal arrangement, like a Debt Management Plan, could be more suitable.

If bankruptcy certainly is the answer you're looking for, then the required paperwork will eventually be submitted to 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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