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Middlesbrough County Court at Teesside Combined Court

Attending Court will be the final step of the bankruptcy process. Before calling the Court and arranging a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to consider your options.

Bankruptcy will clear all your unsecured debts, but in doing so it is going to stay on your Credit History for six years, which can impact your future borrowing during that timeframe. Another method of insolvency is an IVA, which may be ideal if you have equity to protect, or a career which is excluded from bankruptcy.

If bankruptcy certainly is the answer you're looking for, then the required documentation will eventually be submitted to your local County Court.

For those living within Middlesbrough 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 Law Courts
Russell Street
Middlesbrough Cleveland

DX 65152 Middlesbrough 2

Court number 270
County Court number 270

General Contacts

Switchboard 01642 340000
General Fax 01642 340002

Opening Times

Court building open 7.45 am
Court building closed 6.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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