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Colchester County Bankruptcy Court 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 give you the chance to have a fresh start.

Expert guidance is a must whenever your debts have grown to be so unmanageable that radical action is required. Occasionally 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 bankruptcy certainly is the solution you're looking for, then the required paperwork will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Colchester 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.


Falkland House
25 Southway
Colchester Essex

DX 97670 Colchester 3

Court number 176
County Court number 176

General Contacts

Helpdesk 0844 892 4000
Fax 01206 717250

Opening Times

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



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