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Durham County Bankruptcy Court Information

Going to Court is the final step of the bankruptcy process. Prior to speaking to the Court and arranging a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to assess the options.

Qualified, professional guidance is a must as soon as your debts are becoming so unmanageable that radical action is required. From time to time the situation is not as bad as you think, and an informal arrangement, such as a Debt Management Plan, may be more suitable.

If personal bankruptcy is the right choice for you, then the appropriate documentation 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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