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Gloucestershire Family and Civil Courts Bankruptcy Information

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

Personal bankruptcy will clear all of your current unsecured debts, but in doing so it will stay on your Credit Report for 6 years, which will cause problems for your future borrowing during that timeframe. An alternative form of insolvency is an IVA, which might be ideal in case you have equity to protect, or a job which is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

If personal bankruptcy is definitely the right choice for you, then the required documentation will eventually be submitted to your local County Court.

For those living within Gloucestershire 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.


Kimbrose Way
Gloucester Gloucestershire

DX 98660 Gloucester 5

Court number 203
County Court number 203

General Contacts

Switchboard 01452 834900
Fax 01452 834923

Opening Times

Court building open 8.30 am
Court building closed 4.30 pm
Court counter open 9.45 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm
Telephone Enquiries from 8.30 am
Telephone Enquiries until 5.00 pm



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