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Canterbury Combined Court Centre Bankruptcy Information

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

Personal bankruptcy will clear all of your unsecured debts, but in doing so it will remain on your Credit Report for 6 years, which can have an impact on your future borrowing during that timeframe. An alternative type of insolvency is an IVA, which could be best suited if you have equity to protect, or a job that is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

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

For those living within Canterbury 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.


Canterbury Combined Court
The Law Courts
Chaucer Road
Canterbury Kent

DX 99710 Canterbury 3

Court number 163
County Court number 163

General Contacts

Switchboard 01227 819200
County Court: Fax 01227 819283
Crown Court: Fax 01227 819329

Opening Times

Court building open 8.00 am
Court building closed 6.00 pm
Court counter open 9.00 am
Court counter closed 5.00 pm



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