Jonathan Goldsmith is a consultant in European and international legal services, working as an expert on numerous funded projects aimed at improving the administration of justice in the EU and world-wide. He is an English solicitor, blogs weekly on legal topics for the Law Society Gazette, and is a member of the Council of the Law Society.
From 2001 to 2015, he was the Secretary General of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents over 1,000,000 European lawyers through its member bars and law societies. He began his legal career in the UK Citizens Advice Bureaux as advice worker (1978-1980) and community lawyer (1980-1986). After that, he joined the Law Society of England and Wales, first as Deputy Head, Communications and then, from 1995-2001, as Director, International, promoting the interests of solicitors abroad.