Church Court Chambers statement regarding CTS cyber-incident

Our infrastructure provider, CTS, has suffered a service outage due to a cyber-incident, which has impacted a number of our internal systems, including our email services.

Please find CTS’ statement regarding the cyber-incident below:

“We are experiencing a service outage which has impacted a portion of the services we deliver to some of our clients.

“The outage was caused by a cyber-incident. We are working closely with a leading global cyber forensics firm to help us with an urgent investigation into the incident and to assist us in service restoration.

“We continue to work around the clock with the assistance of third-party experts. Whilst we are confident that we will be able to restore services, we are unable to give a precise timeline for full restoration. We will continue to communicate directly with those of our clients which are impacted by the service outage, providing regular updates on the status of our work to restore services and our investigations into the incident.”

We will provide a further update once service has been restored, but in the meantime should you wish to get in contact with a member of chambers, please call them directly via telephone or mobile.

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 7936 3637.

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