Operations Manager & Criminal Practice Manager
Michelle joined chambers in January 2013. Between 1990 and 2012 she was employed as Senior Clerk in two top tier London Chambers.
In her role as Operations Manager Michelle is chair of the Staff Operations Board and is responsible for the operational needs of chambers.
In her role as Criminal Practice Manager she leads the criminal clerking team and has overall responsibility for the operational needs, support and business development of the Criminal Practice Group.
Michelle has undertaken the Bar Council direct access training course for clerks and can assist with any enquiries.
Chambers and Partners 2017 - Client service: "I've worked closely with criminal practice manager Michelle Simpson, and with first criminal clerk Lloyd Hawkins: they are both excellent, and very supportive to us."
Legal 500 2017 – Client service: "The 36 Group is described as a “dynamic set” with “a range of experienced counsel to suit all occasions and clients”. .Collectively, the clerks are ‘always very willing to help and provide counsel at the last minute, when needed."