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Portsmouth Combined Court Centre Bankruptcy Information

Attending Court will be 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 consider your options.

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

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

For those living within Portsmouth 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 Courts of Justice
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth Hampshire

DX 98490 Portsmouth 5

Court number 302
County Court number 302

General Contacts

Switchboard 02392 893000
General Fax 02392 826385
Crown Court: Fax 02392 816859

Opening Times

Court building open 8.00 am
Court building closed 5.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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