Craig Holmes > Chambers of Barry Grennan > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Barry Grennan
Kenworthy's Chambers
M3 6AJ
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Work Department

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality


Craig Holmes is a Barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers who also specialises in

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

Public Access.


Year of call: 2015.


“A very intelligent barrister who is highly knowledgeable on all aspects of immigration, nationality and asylum law. He has a very succinct and articulate style of drafting complex legal arguments at appellate level.” Legal 500


“I am delighted and overwhelmed with joy in his presentation. I am eternally grateful to Craig Holmes for his time and effort spent in preparing his argument, thank you for this precious legal support.” Albert John-Emese


Craig Holmes is ranked tier 1 by Legal 500, who marked him out as a ‘rising star’ in 2021. He shows commitment to the voluntary sector by working on the management committee of a local advice charity.


Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

Craig Holmes is an Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law specialist with a background of commitment to the voluntary sector.

He handles all types of Immigration cases including Citizenship Applications, Family Applications and Deportation. He has provided advice on Unlawful Detention, Settlement Applications, Asylum and Civil Penalties.

Immigration Barrister Craig Holmes was a Caseworker for four years in a leading Immigration and Asylum advice charity, before he moved to the Bar to pursue a wider practice. He holds a strong interest in Judicial Reviews and is now developing a focus on Public Law challenges.

Craig Holmes has worked on a leading County Guidance case and high-profile Judicial Reviews. He has had success in court, up to and including the Court of Appeal.

If you have an Immigration, Asylum or Nationality case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Immigration Clerks Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.



Public Access

Craig Holmes accepts Immigration Law instructions from the general public on a direct access basis for appropriate cases.

Please refer to the below pricing range for Public Access Barrister services. Prices are subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the Barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided before work on the case begins.


  • Advice and Preparation: £175 – £275 + VAT
  • Conferences: £250 – £500 + VAT
  • *First-tier immigration hearings: £500 – £750 + VAT
  • *Bail hearings: £350 – £500 + VAT

*These price ranges for hearings at Manchester IAC, other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Senior Immigration Clerk, Courtney (, for more information.


To inquire about the availability of Barrister Craig Holmes for your Immigration, Asylum and Nationality case, call our Immigration Clerks Courtney Soden and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.




Professional Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) member.

Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) member.



Craig Holmes received the Prince of Wales Scholarship at Gray’s Inn and won The University Law School Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Outstanding Bar Professional Training Course from BPP in Leeds.

1st Class LLP Law Degree.


Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Immigration

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Craig Holmes – Kenworthy’s Chambers ‘Craig is a very intelligent barrister with a vast knowledge of Asylum and immigration law. He is passionate about the cases he is instructed on and is very skilled in drafting complex and progressive legal arguments.’