Michelle Crotty joins the Judicial Office


A warm welcome to Michelle Crotty who joins the Judicial Office this week as Chief Executive.

Michelle brings a wealth and breadth of legal and civil service experience having started her legal career as a criminal defence solicitor in the late 90s. She practiced as a public prosecutor before joining the Sentencing Council as a legal adviser and was subsequently appointed as Head of the Office for the Sentencing Council. Michelle was the Director at the Attorney General’s Office for four years before joining the National Crime Agency as its Director of Strategy.

Before joining the Judicial Office, Michelle was Chief Capability Officer at the Serious Fraud Office, overseeing corporate services and technology functions, as well as leading on the SFO’s strategy, communications and business planning, change delivery and chief investigator functions.

On joining, Michelle said “I am excited to begin my journey as Chief Executive of the Judicial Office.

I look forward to working with teams across the Judicial Office to support and deliver the priorities of the Lady Chief Justice in promoting and safeguarding judicial independence and protecting the rule of law.”