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Stafford Combined Court Centre Bankruptcy Information

Going to Court will be the final step of the bankruptcy process. Before phoning the Court and arranging a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to assess the options.

Personal bankruptcy will clear your personal unsecured debts, but in doing so it's going to stay on your Credit File for 6 years, which can hinder your future borrowing during that timeframe. An alternative type of insolvency is an IVA, which may be best suited in case you have equity to protect, or a profession which is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

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

For those living within Stafford 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.


Victoria Square
Stafford Staffordshire
ST16 2QQ

DX 703190 Stafford 4

Court number 333
County Court number 333

General Contacts

Switchboard 01785 610730
General Fax 01785 213250

Opening Times

Court building open 8.30 am
Court building closed 6.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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