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:


Criminal Law

Motor Traffic

Family Law

Crimes Family Violence

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