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Leeds Combined Court Centre Bankruptcy Information

When you have mounting debts with no prospect of paying them off, declaring bankruptcy is often an efficient way to treat the problem and give you an opportunity to have a fresh start.

Bankruptcy will clear your personal unsecured debts, but in doing so it's going to stay on your Credit Report for 6 years, which will have an effect on your future borrowing during that timeframe. An alternative type of insolvency is an IVA, which might be best suited should you have equity to protect, or a career that is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

If personal bankruptcy is definitely the answer you're looking for, then the necessary documentation will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Leeds 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.


The Court House
1 Oxford Row
Leeds West Yorkshire

DX 703016 Leeds 6

Court number 243
County Court number 243

General Contacts

Switchboard 0113 306 2800

Opening Times

Court building open 8.00 am
Court building closed 5.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am except for bailiffs(8.00 am) and queries(9.00 am)
Court counter closed 4.00 pm except for general queries (5.00 pm)



Bankruptcy Advice - Frequently Asked Questions

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