What we do

The Insolvency List was formerly known as the Bankruptcy Court.

We handle petitions to bankrupt individuals living in London where a creditor has made the petition and is owed £50,000 or more.

If the petition is less than this amount and the debtor lives in London then it will be heard by the Central London County Court based at the Thomas More Building in the Royal Courts of Justice. Petitions where the debtor lives outside of London will be heard by a local county court.

Other petitions that we handle include:

  • those brought by creditors where the debtor has no fixed abode
  • applications by undischarged bankrupts for permission to act as a company director
  • applications to set aside statutory demands where the debt is £50,000 or more

We don’t deal with petitions to declare yourself bankrupt.

Who we are

We are a specialist court within the Business and Property Courts of the High Court of Justice.

We are based at the Rolls Building in London. Cases at the Rolls Building are heard by one of 5 bankruptcy registrars.

Court information

Contact Insolvency List

General Enquiries

The Rolls Building
7 Rolls Building
Fetter Lane

London
EC4A 1NL

DX160040 Strand 4

Opening hours and facilities:
https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/bankruptcy-court-high-court

Listings and hearings

Petitions and applications