About Deacon Associates

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Deacon Associates, set up as an offshoot of Deacon Search in 2007, is an independent boutique consultancy specialising in placing assistant, associate and partner-designate candidates.

Our clients are a mix of Magic Circle, Top-30, US, mid-sized, West End and niche firms predominantly in London. Please find some examples of our clients below, many of which we have made multiple placements at in the last few years.

Magic Circle/Silver Circle

Allen & Overy

Herbert Smith Freehills



Travers Smith

Slaughter & May


Addleshaw Goddard

Bird & Bird



Osborne Clarke

Taylor Wessing

Watson Farley & Williams


US Firms

Davis Polk

Goodwin Procter

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Paul Hastings

Quinn Emanuel

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Sullivan & Cromwell

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mid-Town and Boutique

Farrer & Co



Kemp Little

Kingsley Napley

Maples Teesdale

Mishcon de Reya

Wedlake Bell

Winckworth Sherwood

We are particularly active in (but not limited to) the following areas:

If you are interested in Professional Support Lawyer roles please talk to us, as we have also placed PSLs in many of the above practice areas.