What do you hope to achieve here? If you take your debtors to court in respect of any money owed before your bankruptcy which is possibly the money owed to you that resulted in the bankruptcy, that money now belongs to the trustee in bankruptcy so you can’t actually do that.
Okay. Thank you. That’s the first hurdle overcome.
When you say go bankrupt to avoid paying the court fees do you mean court fees or do you mean defendants solicitors fees?
If you mean defendants solicitors fees and the defendant raises the issue, and they are concerned that as you are only just discharge from bankruptcy, you may not be in a position to pay their solicitors costs in the event that your action is not successful, they can ask the court for an order for security for costs which means that you would have to provide some security for those costs in the event that you lose either by way of property, third-party security, or cash paid into court.
So it may not be as straightforward as you think to simply go bankrupt to avoid paying the defendant’s costs in the event that you lose.
You ask how long do you have to wait in order to do that? Do you mean go bankrupt? What you would normally do is simply ignore all the demands for money and let one of the creditors bankrupt you. The amount of debt for bankruptcy went up last year to £5000 from £700. Is now not possible to bankrupt the person that owns less than £5000.
I fear that this question has gone outside my sphere of expertise because you are now asking about things unrelated to the original question. I will opt out for another expert.