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Manchester County Court Bankruptcy Information

Attending Court is the final step of the bankruptcy process. Prior to calling the Court and arranging a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to think about your options.

Bankruptcy will clear all of your current unsecured debts, but in doing so it will stay on your Credit Report for 6 years, which can impact your future borrowing during that timeframe. Another form of insolvency is an IVA, which may be ideal for people who have equity to protect, or a job which is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

If bankruptcy is the right choice for you, then the necessary documentation will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Manchester 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.


Manchester Civil Justice Centre
1 Bridge Street West
Manchester Greater Manchester
M60 9DJ

DX 724783 Manchester 44

General Contacts

Switchboard 0161 240 5000

Opening Times

Court building open 8.30 am
Court building closed 5.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm
Bailiffs Office 8.00 am - 10.00 am
Telephones 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Customer Service Desk 9.00 am - 4.00 pm



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