Deacon Associates, established in 2007, specialises in placing assistant, associate, and partner-designate lawyers.

Our team’s expertise and contacts allow us to access an unparalleled network across the international legal market. As well as placing in firms in London and Sydney, we have extensive experience moving associates within or across jurisdictions. Successful moves have included candidates to/from London, mainland Europe, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, offshore and the USA.

The team also works closely with our partner team to build out associate teams following high profile headline partner hires. Many of our candidates go onto become partners and we build long-term relationships with them.

If you are an individual wanting an honest appraisal of the market for your particular practice area, or a law firm looking for advice on your recruitment strategy, please get in touch for a confidential chat at any time.

Referral Rewards

Choosing a recruitment consultant to represent you and entrust with your professional future can be challenging, and a recommendation from a friend or colleague can go a long way to reassuring you that you’re making the right decision. At Deacon, we are fortunate that many of our candidates have enjoyed working with our consultants so much that they are happy to recommend us to their friends and colleagues.

We really appreciate these personal recommendations. To say thank you, our associate team have introduced a new, greener, referral rewards scheme.

For any successful placement we:

  • Offer £700 in gift vouchers of your choice.  This allows you to splash out on anything from a meal in a fabulous restaurant to a gym membership, a shopping spree, a charity donation or a relaxing spa day. All you have to do is let us know what vouchers you would like and we arrange the rest!
  • Commit to planting 50 trees via the brilliant organisation, JUST ONE Tree,  helping to combat climate change and support the quest for net zero by 2050.


Please see Our Successes for further information or contact any member of our Associate Team.

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