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Southend County Bankruptcy Court Information

When you have mounting debts with no prospect of paying them off, applying for bankruptcy could be an effective way to remedy the situation and provide you with the chance to have a fresh start.

Qualified, professional advice is a must when your debts are becoming so unmanageable that serious action is required. Occasionally the situation is not as bad as you believe, and an informal arrangement, like a Debt Management Plan, may well be more suitable.

If personal bankruptcy certainly is the right choice for you, then the appropriate documentation will eventually be submitted to your local County Court.

For those living within Southend 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.


Tylers House
Tylers Avenue
Southend Essex

DX 97780 Southend on Sea 2

Court number 329
County Court number 329

General Contacts

Switchboard 0844 892 4000

Opening Times

Court building open 7.30 am
Court building closed 7.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am (9.30 am for bailiff payments and urgent business ONLY)
Court counter closed 4.00 pm
Telephone Enquiries from 8.30 am - 5.00 pm



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