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Durham County Bankruptcy Court 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 an opportunity to have a fresh start.

Bankruptcy will clear all of your unsecured debts, but in doing so it's going to remain on your Credit Report for six years, which can affect your future borrowing during that timeframe. Another method of insolvency is an IVA, which may be ideal for those who have equity to protect, or a career which is excluded from bankruptcy.

If personal bankruptcy is definitely the answer you're looking for, then the appropriate paperwork will eventually be submitted to your local County Court.

For those living within Durham 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.


Durham County Court
Civil and Family Justice Centre
Green Lane
Old Elvet
Durham Co. Durham

DX 65115 Durham 5

General Contacts

Switchboard 0191 375 1840
Fax 0191 375 1844

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
Bailiff counter open 08.00 am
Bailiff counter closed 10.00 am



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