The Holmes List has over 180 members and it has been in existence since 1992. It is considered one of the pre-eminent Lists of Counsel at the Victorian Bar.

In 2013, Holmes List celebrates its 21st year of providing quality support to a select group of Victorian Barristers and to all solicitors.

In that time, the List has developed a solid reputation for providing a quality service, developed over  decades by taking the time to know each and every Barrister's needs and requirements.

Paul Holmes prefers to keep the List restricted in size enabling each Clerk to better service the Barristers on his List. In turn, Paul believes a smaller List further enhances Counsel’s chances of a successful career.

With over 180 Barristers of varying seniority, Holmes List accommodates almost every aspect of the Law. The List is particularly renowned for its strength in crime, family law, occupational health and safety, administrative and civil law.

Inclusion on one of the Victorian Bar's most exclusive lists is by application and interview.  By restricting the numbers, the List affords its Barristers a more personable and knowledgable service that the mega lists simply cannot achieve due to their size and volume.

Holmes List Barristers


Holmes List Sponsorships


Reclink Australia is a charitable organisation whose mission is to provide sport and arts activities to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage.


White Ribbon is an organisation that works to prevent male violence against women.


Fitted for Work's vision is financial independence for women and their mission is to help women experiencing disadvantage get work and keep it.


Annual Criminal and Family Law Conferences.




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Latest News

- Congratulations to Her Honour Carolene Gwynn on her appointment to the State Magistracy.

- New Readers Vivianne Morkos, Christopher Sheen and Katherine Sudholz join the List.

- Holmes List Counsel on the VLA Criminal Trial Preferred List

 - New Readers Raj Bhattacharya, Emma Jeans and John Moore join our List.

- Congratulations to Christopher O'Grady SC and Dermot Dann SC on their appointment as Senior Counsel.

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