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Bournemouth County Court Bankruptcy Information

Attending Court will be the final step of the bankruptcy process. Prior to phoning the Court and arranging a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to weigh up your plan of action.

Personal bankruptcy will clear all your unsecured debts, but in doing so it is going to stay on your Credit File for 6 years, which can cause problems for your future borrowing during that timeframe. An alternative form of insolvency is an IVA, which may be suitable for those who have equity to protect, or an occupation that is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

If bankruptcy is definitely the right choice for you, then the appropriate 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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