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Durham County Bankruptcy Court Information

When you have mounting debts with no prospect of paying them off, filing for bankruptcy can be an effective way to remedy the situation and provide you with the chance to have a fresh start.

Expert advice is very important when your debts are becoming so unmanageable that significant action is required. In some cases the problem is not as bad as you believe, and an informal arrangement, such as a Debt Management Plan, may well be more practical.

If bankruptcy is the solution you're looking for, then the necessary paperwork will eventually be filed at 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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