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Solicitor Michelle Crotty named as Judicial Office chief executive

By Bianca Castro >>

(20 February 2024 )

A solicitor who has previously held positions in the National Crime Agency and the Serious Fraud Office has been appointed the chief executive of the Judicial Office.

Michelle Crotty, admitted in 1999, will begin her new role on 22 April. In an annoucement today, the lady chief justice said that Crotty would bring a ‘wealth of legal experience’ to the role.

Crotty will move from her current role in the SFO as chief capability officer where she is responsible for corporate services and technology. 

Crotty began her legal career as a criminal solicitor before becoming a partner in Bullivant & Partners. She then joined HM Revenue & Customs as a prosecutions officer. 

She joined the Attorney General’s office as director and deputy head between 2015 and 2019 before taking up the position of director of the NCA where she was responsible for the agency’s strategic performance and communications divisions.

Interim chief executives Clare Farren and Amy Shaw will remain in the role until Crotty takes up her position.

(Courtesy: The Law Society Gazette)