Sir Victor was a brilliant student who topped his year nationwide both at primary and secondary level. He read Jurisprudence at Jesus College, Oxford as a scholar and was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1957. After practising at the Bar in Mauritius, he joined the Attorney General’s Office in 1962 and rose through the ranks to become Parliamentary Counsel. In 1976, aged 44, he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court. He was then successively appointed Senior Puisne Judge in 1982 and Chief Justice in 1988. Since his retirement in 1994, he has acted as a Legal Consultant in private practice and as a Consultant to the Attorney General on Legislative Drafting. Sir Victor is, since 2010, the Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Prerogative of Mercy. Amongst other appointments, he is an Honorary Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, a Patron of the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association and a Patron of the English Speaking Union. He has also been the Chairman of the Tertiary Education Commission, the editor of the Abstract of Decisions of the Supreme Court (1982 and 1993), co-editor of the New Mauritius Digest (1999) and the co editing consultant of the Revised Laws of Mauritius (2000). Sir Victor advises on Constitutional and Administrative law, Contracts, Financial and Competition Law and Public International Law. He is the authority on statutory interpretation in Mauritius and has acted as arbitrator on a number of occasions, both locally and abroad.