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Bristol County Court Bankruptcy Information

Attending Court will be the final step of the bankruptcy process. Before speaking to the Court and arranging a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to assess your options.

Qualified, professional assistance is vital as soon as your debts are getting to be so unmanageable that serious action is required. From time to time the problem isn't as bad as you believe, and an informal arrangement, such as a Debt Management Plan, may well be more practical.

If personal bankruptcy is definitely the solution you're looking for, then the necessary paperwork will eventually be submitted to 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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