Maurice has a broad practice encompassing the majority of Chambers’ core specialisms, principally with a commercial focus. He has substantial advocacy experience as sole counsel before a variety of courts, arbitral tribunals and sports disciplinary panels whether at interlocutory, trial or appellate level. He is equally comfortable acting as junior to leading counsel.
Current or recent instructions in the Commercial Court include: acting in numerous claims over interest rate swaps concerning issues of capacity, private international law and restitution; a claim for indemnity under a policy of commercial combined insurance with a concurrent claim against the broker involving a consideration of various issues under the Insurance Act 2015.
Maurice is recognised as an established junior in sports law. He is regularly instructed on behalf of sports governing bodies, players/athletes, clubs, coaches and agents. Maurice has been ranked in the Up & Coming section for Chambers and Partners, 2023 UK Bar London Guide for Sport, and he has been shortlisted for Sport Junior of the Year for the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023.
Maurice has acted and advised in a wide range of professional negligence cases, including claims against financial services professionals, lawyers, insurance brokers, surveyors and architects. He has also acted in relation to claims concerning alleged failures in the implementation of effective tax arrangements.
Maurice has appeared in remote hearings using all of the common platforms such as Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Maurice is a co-author of the chapter on Awards in The Guide to Construction Arbitration, published by Global Arbitration Review (accessible here).
Maurice obtained a first-class degree in Law and was an inaugural winner of The Times 2TG Moot, the largest national mooting competition, the final of which was judged by Lord Clarke, Christopher Clarke LJ and Sir Richard Aikens.View full profile »
- Winner, The Times 2TG Moot (2016)
- Crown Office Chambers shortlisted in eleven categories at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023
- Third Edition of GAR’s “Guide to Construction Arbitration” published with contribution from Roger ter Haar QC, Crispin Winser and Maurice Holmes of Crown Office Chambers
- Maurice Holmes acts for PTIOs in tennis anti-corruption hearing
- Maurice Holmes led in arbitration determining the lawfulness of Davis Cup eligibility rules under EU and domestic law
- Levitt Scholarship
- Hardwicke Scholarship
- Droop Scholarship
- LLB (Hons), First-Class
- British Association for Sport and Law
“A very good junior with a good approach to details. He’s always on top of things and very tenacious in the way he pursues litigation.”… “He is extraordinary.”
Chambers & Partners, 2024
“Maurice is one of the most impressive new juniors breaking into the sports sector and definitely a rising star.”
Legal 500, 2024