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Brighton County Court Bankruptcy Information

Going to Court is the final step of the bankruptcy process. Prior to phoning the Court and organising a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to weigh up your options.

Bankruptcy will clear all of your current unsecured debts, but in doing so it will remain on your Credit File for 6 years, which will influence your future borrowing during that timeframe. An alternative method of insolvency is an IVA, which often can be best suited for those who have equity to protect, or a profession which is excluded from personal bankruptcy.

If personal bankruptcy is definitely the right choice for you, then the appropriate paperwork will eventually be filed at your local County Court.

For those living within Brighton 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.


William Street
Brighton East Sussex

DX 98070 Brighton 3

Court number 150
County Court number 150

General Contacts

Switchboard 01273 674421
General Fax 01273 602138

Opening Times

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



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