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Carlisle Combined Court Centre Bankruptcy Information

Attending Court will be the final step of the bankruptcy process. Prior to calling the Court and organising a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to assess the options.

Qualified, professional assistance is vital once your debts are becoming so unmanageable that serious action is required. At times the situation is not as bad as you imagine, and an informal arrangement, like a Debt Management Plan, could be more suitable.

If bankruptcy is definitely the right choice for you, then the necessary paperwork will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Carlisle 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
Earl Street
Carlisle Cumbria

DX 65331 Carlisle 2

Court number 165
County Court number 165

General Contacts

Fax 01228 590588
County Court: Switchboard 01228 882140
Crown Court: Office 01228 882120

Opening Times

Court building open 8.30am - 5pm
Court counter open 10am - 4pm



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