Our founding families laid down solid foundations on which the fine reputation of Pearce Webster Dugdales still stand today.  We are a firm based on strong family values with a deep appreciation of the importance of establishing, building & maintaining strong partnerships with our clients.


John Pearce

– Consultant (non practising)

“Pearce Webster Dugdales is one of the oldest law firms in Melbourne and I am proud of my family’s contribution to its heritage. My grandfather, Alfred Pearce, commenced practice in 1899 and three generations of Pearces have contributed to the development of this firm throughout its 113 year history”

John was admitted as a barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1970.

He has 50 years experience in property law and estates but currently does not hold a practising certificate. He maintains a strong connection with the firm through executor and trusteeships.


Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Monash University)
LLB (Monash University)