Lord Goldsmith

Lord Goldsmith

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Lord Goldsmith QC


Peter Goldsmith



Joined the Lords

29 July 1999

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979


UK Parliament

Post Date
Attorney General (Law Officers) 2001-07
Committee House Date
Constitution Committee (L) Lords 2010-
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 2010-11

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Partner Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 2007-
Attorney General UK Government 2001-07
Barrister Fountain Court Chambers 1972-01

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Member Independent Governance Committee, FIFA 2012-
Chairman Access to Justice Foundation 2008-
UK Representative EU Charter of Fundamental Rights 1999-00
Chairman Financial Reporting Review Panel 1998-00
Co-Chairman IBA Human Rights Institute 1997-01
Chairman, President Bar Pro Bono Unit 1996-
Chairman Bar Council 1995-95

Member's focus

Asylum, immigration and nationality
Business, industry and consumers
Crime, civil law, justice and rights
Culture, media and sport
Economy and finance
European Union
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Westfield Group (retail shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand, USA and UK)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Co-Managing Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (international law firm)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Bencher, Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Access to Justice Foundation
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, Bar Pro Bono Unit
    • International Council Member, Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative
    • Council Member, Indo-European Business Forum
    • Council Member, American Bar Association International Section
    • Board Member, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
    • Vice Chair and Council Member, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre