Attorney General Lord Goldsmith has admitted having an extra-marital affair with a leading barrister. The married father-of-four, a close ally of Tony Blair, said the matter was now "all in the past". Kim Hollis, 49, the first Asian female lawyer to become a QC, was identified by the News Of The World as the woman involved. In a statement, 57-year-old Lord Goldsmith said: "My wife knows all about this and has done for some time. "It is all in the past and we are both very happy. Advertisement "This is a private matter and my wife and I have no further comment to make." The Attorney General - the chief legal adviser to the Government - has been married to Joy since 1974 and they have three sons and one daughter. Mrs Hollis, who has two sons, is featured as the latest "Lawyer of the Month" on the website of the Black Lawyers Directory. She has been involved in a string of serious cases, including violent and sexual crimes, drugs and honour killings, becoming a QC in 2002. But her most famous case was the 2001 prosecution of a rubbish collector convicted of handling designer clothes stolen from former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.