Jonathan Goldring is a highly experienced professional disciplinary and fitness to practise lawyer who was called to the Bar in 1997.

Having worked both in chambers and as a director/shareholder in a London law firm, Jonathan now practises as an independent barrister. As a fitness to practise lawyer Jonathan primarily defends both primary and secondary healthcare professionals appearing before fitness to practise committees. He has also sat as a legal assessor at the General Osteopathic Council.

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Jonathan undertakes a wide range of professional disciplinary work before The General Chiropractic Council (GCC), The General Medical Council (GMC), The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), The United Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), The Architect’s Registration Board (ARB) and Coroner’s inquests.

Jonathan also has an established background in criminal law as both leading and led counsel in serious crime and fraud. He appeared in some of the most high profile criminal cases when he practised in this field.

Jonathan is frequently instructed to advise on appeal against the decisions of Professional Conduct, Conduct and Competence and Fitness to Practice Committees. He has successfully conducted numerous cases at the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal.

Jonathan has featured in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 recommendations.

Excellent, personable and quick to get to the core issues

Legal 500

You want him on your side. A very bright tactician

Chambers & Partners


Many clients will need both a solicitor and a barrister to conduct their case. The two roles are significantly different and compliment each other in the litigation process. Sometimes when the case is straightforward the client may wish to contact the barrister directly. Jonathan can accept direct instructions from the public. Please note this does not include conducting litigation. For more information on the Bar Council Public Access Scheme, please click here.

To see some examples of Jonathan’s cases please visit the recent cases page on this website.

To arrange a free consultation please call 020 7526 4825 or email Jonathan at info@regulatorydefencelawyer.co.uk