Before Michael Pearce SC joined the Victorian Bar in 1991, he worked for a number of years as a banking and finance solicitor. He also worked for a year in the Federal Attorney-General’s Department and as a research assistant at Hamburg University in Germany and at a law firm in New York. He is currently consulting editor of the Victorian Reports and was editor from 1995-2003. He was Sessional Ombudsman with the Financial Ombudsman Service between 2013-2015.