The Clerks at Holmes List pride themselves on their integrity and service. By encouraging feedback from their Barristers, the Clerks instill openness and a deep and trusting professional relationship.


Paul Holmes

Barristers' Clerk
Phone: (03) 9225 6444
Mobile: 0417 362 010

Paul Holmes started the List in 1992 and he remains the sole owner of the List. He is the head Clerk and has more than 30 years experience as a Barristers' Clerk. Additionally, Paul is fortunate to have four immediate Assistant Barristers Clerks who can all assist with any inquiry which may arise. The List commenced with approximately 30 members of Counsel and today sits comfortably around the 200 members mark.

He commenced as a clerk of the court for nearly ten years at various Courts around the State of Victoria. With an intimate knowledge of both the administration of the Courts, Boards and Regulatory Bodies in Victoria, Paul understands the expertise of the Barristers on his List. Every endeavour is made to ensure the correct advice as to the appropriate Counsel is given.

Paul has always enjoyed the conversation of his Barristers, their quick wit and exacting minds. He manages a small hardworking and loyal staff of 14 who are experienced in the demands and requirements of a legal office.

Holmes List is known nationally as a strong Criminal Law, Family Law and General Administrative Law List.


Mark Serong

Assistant Clerk
Phone: 03 9225 6453
Mobile: 0423 026 830

Holmes List's longest-serving Assistant Clerk, Mark Serong has dedicated his entire career to the Barristers of the Victorian bar.

For the last 24 years, Mark has been an assistant clerk to Barristers. By attracting work from all levels of the briefing sector. He believes the range and depth of experience of the Barristers on the list, particularly in Crime and Family Law are the reason for its success and longevity.

A family man, Mark's spare time is spent helping his children pursue their sporting and leisure interests.


Paul Rees

Assistant Clerk
Phone: 03 9225 6434
Mobile: 0434 600 805

For the last twelve years, Paul has been an Assistant Clerk to Holmes List Barristers.

Paul appreciates the respect the List has garnered among the industry, and affirms that its staff pride themselves on a high quality service that accommodates all areas of the law. 

Paul takes great satisfaction in assisting solicitors to find the right fit for their clients and helping List members develop and further their career at the Bar.

Before commencing with Holmes List, Paul was a Clerk of Court for 5 years.

Lauren Sezney

Assistant Clerk
Phone: 03 9225 6489 
Mobile: 0421 773 051 

Lauren's career trajectory allowed her to have intimate knowledge of every aspect of the Holmes List operation.

At age 18 she commenced as Receptionist at Holmes List. She then progressed to become a Personal Assistant to ten of the List's Barristers. Now, as an Assistant Clerk, Lauren is proud to continue working for a List that is not only highly sought after but is well respected. She believes that Holmes List's success is due to the personal nature of the service and the sensational relationship shared between staff, barristers and solicitors.




Bailee Nisbett

Assistant Clerk
Phone: 03 9225 6480
Mobile: 0409 680 657  

Bailee commenced with Holmes List in 2018, assisting in the accounts department. Her  time in accounts allowed her to develop strong relationships with List members and those briefing our List.

 Highly organised and hard working, Bailee joined the clerking team in December 2019. 

She is proud to  work for a List that is not only highly sought after but is well respected.