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Wakefield County Bankruptcy Court 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 the options.

Bankruptcy will clear your personal unsecured debts, but in doing so it will stay on your Credit Report for 6 years, which will have an impact on your future borrowing during that timeframe. Another type of insolvency is an IVA, which might be ideal in case you have equity to protect, or a profession that is excluded from bankruptcy.

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

For those living within Wakefield 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.


Crown House
127 Kirkgate
Wakefield West Yorkshire

DX 703040 Wakefield 3

Court number 357
County Court number 357

General Contacts

Switchboard 01924 370268
General Fax 01924 200818

Opening Times

Court building open 9.00 am
Court building closed 5.00 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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