Michael Arnold Founding Partner Michael has been a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria since 1966. He was a foundation partner of Arnold Thomas & Becker in 1968. Michael was a Member of the Victorian Parliament between 1982 and 1988 and a Judge of the County Court of Victoria between 1990 and 1992. He was the National Referee, Alternate Panel Chair and Adjudicator with the Insurance Ombudsman Service between June 1996 and November 2003. He then was National Panel Chair at the Financial Industry Complaints Service from November 2003 to June 2008. He has been National Panel Chair and Ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Service since July 2008 and is also the National Tolling Customer Ombudsman.