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. After his retirement in 1994, he acted as a Consultant to the Attorney General. In 2010, he was appointed the Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Prerogative of Mercy. He was 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 in Mauritius.