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Bristol County Court Bankruptcy Information

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

Qualified, professional advice is very important once your debts are actually so unmanageable that significant action is required. Sometimes the situation isn't as bad as you think, and an informal arrangement, like a Debt Management Plan, could be more practical.

If personal bankruptcy certainly is the answer you're looking for, then the appropriate paperwork will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Bristol 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.


Bristol Civil Justice Centre
2 Redcliff Street
Bristol England

DX 95903 Bristol 3

Court number 151

General Contacts

Switchboard 0117 366 4800
Bankruptcy Section 0117 366 4860

Opening Times

Court building open 9.00 am
Court building closed 4.00 pm
Court Office open 9.30 am
Court Office closed 4.00 pm



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