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Cardiff Civil Justice Centre Bankruptcy Information

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

Personal bankruptcy will clear all of your current unsecured debts, but in doing so it is going to remain on your Credit Report for six years, which will hinder your future borrowing during that timeframe. Another method of insolvency is an IVA, which may be ideal if you have equity to protect, or an occupation that is excluded from bankruptcy.

If bankruptcy is definitely the solution you're looking for, then the required documentation will eventually be submitted to your local County Court.

For those living within Cardiff 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.


2 Park Street
Cardiff South Wales
CF10 1ET

DX 99500 Cardiff 6

Court number 164
County Court number 164

General Contacts

Switchboard 029 20376400
General Fax 029 20376475
Video Conference Arrangements 029 20376471
Telephone conference arrangements 029 20376400

Opening Times

Court building open 9.00 am
Court building closed 5.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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