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. Jonathan is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. 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.

In his spare time Jonathan is a devoted family man, a keen musician, fly-fisherman, skier and also enjoys motorbikes.

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


Jonathan is a sole practitioner and is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. You can find details of Jonathan’s current practising status here.


All barristers must have a complaints procedure in place. A copy of that procedure can be provided on request. If you have a complaint, in the first instance and as a sole practitioner please send your complaint to Jonathan directly. If you are not happy with the final outcome of a complaint or it has not been dealt with within 8 weeks, you have the right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman Service (“LeO”). Generally all individuals, small business and charities have the right to complain to the LeO.

You can write to the Legal Ombudsman at:
Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806,
WV1 9WJ.
Telephone number: 0300 555 0333.
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk.
More information about the Legal Ombudsman is available on their website: https://www.legalombudsman.org.uk
N/B: Please note that you must complain to the Legal Ombudsman either within six years of your barrister’s actions/failure to act, or no later than three years after you should reasonably have known there were grounds to complain. You must also complain to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving your barrister’s final response to your complaint.”