A message from the Appleton Managing Director
A warm welcome to this Spring edition of the Appleton Times!
Hello dear clients, professional network members and supporters. I recently sent you a letter alerting you to chronic delays in the asters’ Offices across the country, exacerbated by a ransomware hack into the Department of Justice IT system. I have written again to the Minister and to the Masters’ Office and Parliament to gain clarity and relief for our clients. To date, there has been no resolution of the issues and we believe that the IT system failure will still take weeks to fix. We are assured that the Department of Justice and Masters’ Offices are working on electronic systems upgrades, but we are yet to see or experience evidence of this. We have deployed a team of specialists across the country to try and expedite our matters at the respective Masters’ Offices and will continue to update you as progress is made. While we can expect considerable delays in the administration of Estates as a result of these systemic breakdowns, we commit to do everything in our power to expedite matters for our clients.