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Preston Combined Court Centre Bankruptcy Information

Attending Court is the final step of the bankruptcy process. Before speaking to the Court and organising a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to assess the options.

Personal bankruptcy will clear all your unsecured debts, but in doing so it is going to stay on your Credit Report for 6 years, which can cause problems for your future borrowing during that timeframe. Another method of insolvency is an IVA, which might be suitable for those who have equity to protect, or an occupation that is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

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

For those living within Preston 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
Ring Way
Preston Lancashire

DX 702660 Preston 5

Court number 448
County Court number 303

General Contacts

Switchboard 01772 844700
County Court: Fax 01772 844710
Crown Court: Fax 01772 844759

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



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