About John Pearce Notary Public
John Pearce has been a Solicitor for 20 years and a Melbourne Notary Public close to 15. He has a private legal and notarial practice in the Melbourne Central Business District and in the Eastern Suburbs. He practises in the areas of Property law, Wills and Estate, Legal Ethics and Notarial Practice.
He has degrees in science, theology and law, and diplomas in education, statistics, legal practice and notarial practice. John was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2001 and appointed by the Supreme Court of Victoria to the office of Notary in 2008.
He is the immediate Past President of The Society of Notaries of Victoria (2016 – 2018) and a Fellow of the Society.
Immediately prior to working full time in his private legal practice, John worked as a Senior Legal Ethics Solicitor at the Law Institute of Victoria, including a period managing the Ethics & Professional Practice department which provides, amongst other things, written and telephone advice to Victorian Solicitors with regard to ethics and practice management.
John’s duties at the Law Institute also included preparing draft Ethics Rulings for consideration by the Law Institute’s Ethics Committee, and delivering Ethics presentations to legal practitioners.
Prior to his role at the Law Institute, John worked as an in-house Solicitor for a large government department where he practiced primarily in property law. His departmental duties included for a time management of a team of lawyers advising on complex transactions.
His professional memberships and academic qualifications are:
- Immediate Past President , The Society of Notaries of Victoria
- Fellow, The Society of Notaries of Victoria (FSNV)
- Fellow, The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries (FANZCN)
- Member, Law Institute of Victoria
- B Sc (Hons), B Theol, Dip Ed, GDip Social Stats, LL B, GDip Legal Prac, GDip Notarial Prac
How to Book an Appointment Online
If you need to book an appointment with a Notary Public and would like to access John’s booking system, you can do so via the Bookings Page which can be found via this link.
John Pearce Notary Public & Solicitor