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Since we set up Deacon Search in 1999 there have been huge changes in the legal world. Law has become big business and as the largest firms look to go global, London has remained the key hub for any firm with international pretensions. Whilst the big beasts of the legal world turn their attention to far flung places, more domestic focused firms are able to take work that previously would have been reserved for the City elite.
Partners and teams are more mobile than ever before and for well managed firms with a clear strategy, there are unprecedented opportunities to recruit senior talent. The economic climate presents limited growth opportunities and firms have to fight harder to keep clients happy and to win new work. Lateral recruitment is not an exact science but hiring partners and teams remains the most effective way to increase market share. We are proud that over the past 13 years we have helped scores of clients from the largest international law firms to the smallest boutiques to grow their businesses.
As recruiters, our challenge is to offer added value to the law firms we advise and to the candidates we represent. At the heart of our ethos is a belief that honesty and transparency are absolutely non-negotiable. Our experience and clear focus on moving partners has given us access to law firm decision-makers and unrivalled market knowledge.
If you are a law firm looking for advice on your recruitment strategy or an individual wanting an honest appraisal of the market for your particular practice area, please get in touch.
Paul Deacon, Founder
Thanks for your help. You have rekindled my faith in recruiters.
We have been impressed by Deacon Search who have worked well for us over the last few months. Their market knowledge is good and they take the time to properly understand the client and the brief. They are proactive and extremely thorough in their search for partner talent.
We’ve worked with the innovative and enthusiastic team at Deacon Search for several years. They take a keen interest in our business and our growth strategy. I believe this has played a part in helping them to identify well qualified, talented people, including a significant proportion of the new partners who have joined the firm in the last two years.
“Deacon Search stands out from the crowd with an honest and personalised service which has produced some excellent partner hires for us. Their market intelligence is superb and they work hard to really understand our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.”
We have worked with Deacon Search for 10 years. The entire Deacon team is professional, responsive and a real pleasure to work with. They have a tremendous breadth of knowledge of the London legal market. They always seems to have a very realistic assessment of the candidates they introduce to us and never make an introduction that isn’t of interest.
Deacon Search have been a pleasure to work with. They have been true business partners working with us in a number of areas – they have taken the time to understand what it means to work at Eversheds and regularly put forward exciting candidates who are a good fit for us. Scott and Dan have worked tirelessly on our behalf and have used their thorough knowledge of the market to bear great fruit for us.
Deacon Search succeeded where others failed. Helpful and appropriately incisive.
I have been very impressed with the performance of Deacon Search in the context of a corporate finance lateral hire we recently made. It was a long process, throughout which they liaised very well between the principals, striking the right balance in terms of the level and frequency of communication and keeping the momentum going throughout.
I have worked with a range of recruitment consultants over the past year to secure a senior lawyer to my team. Whilst many are energetic and helpful, there is little doubt that Deacon Search always went the extra mile and were always able to deliver the best candidates.
Deacon Search is a quality outfit, with a knowledgeable team who are easy and enjoyable to work with and who demonstrate exceptional commitment even with the most challenging of mandates.
Deacon Search impressed us from the start with their willingness to learn all the aspects of our firm necessary to determine whether a particular candidate would be a fit for us. Their ability to translate that knowledge into a positive description of who we are and what we do lead to those candidates becoming our partners.
Deacon Search consistently excelled themselves throughout the recruitment process - I was particularly impressed by their extensive market insight, astute judgment and their unerring ability to tap in to the psychology of a given situation. Ever polite, extremely hard-working and consummately professional - I would whole-heartedly recommend Deacon Search to any firm or candidate.