*Holmes List temporary Clerks Office closure

Thursday 6 August 2020*


Due to the recent restrictions with the COVID-19 pandemic our office will close tomorrow Thursday 6 August  with our entire team working from home for the next 6 weeks. 

Be assured, during this time our barristers remain available for work. Our List is able to advise, confer, mediate and appear via telephone or various online tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex.  

Our office hours will remain unchanged 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Our office number 9225 6444 will continue to operate.

Wherever possible, all briefs should be sent directly to our barristers via email, through our eBrief system, or via courier directly to Counsel.

Please click here for all our temporary operational changes.

Most importantly, on behalf of all my staff, we hope you and your family remain safe and look forward to working to assist you throughout this pandemic.  

Paul Holmes


HOLMES LIST is a long established list of Counsel of the VICTORIAN BAR. It consists of approximately 200 of the finest Barristers and Silk in Victoria. Our Barristers vary in seniority from the very junior (from our twice yearly intake of Readers) to Counsel with over 50 years call at the Bar.

The List accommodates almost every area of practice. It is particularly renowned for its strength in:

Mediation and Arbitration

Criminal Law

Family Law

Children's - family division

Intervention orders - family violence and personal safety

Occupational Health & Safety

Motor Traffic

Employment and Industrial

Discrimination Law

Commercial and Administrative Law

Our List  accepts applications from existing interstate and local barristers, and twice yearly intakes of Victorian junior barrister Readers. Informal enquiries are invited to be made to Paul Holmes holmeslist@vicbar.com.au  

To formally apply to our List please click here.

Holmes List Barristers