About Deacon Associates

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Deacon Associates, established in 2007 as an offshoot of Deacon Search, is an independent boutique consultancy specialising in placing associate, partner-designate and professional support candidates across all practice areas.

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

Ashurst

Herbert Smith Freehills

Linklaters

Macfarlanes

Slaughter & May

Travers Smith

City

Addleshaw Goddard

Bird & Bird

CMS

Dentons

Osborne Clarke

PwC

Taylor Wessing

Watson Farley & Williams

US Firms

Cleary Gottlieb

Davis Polk

Debevoise & Plimpton

Goodman Derrick

Goodwin

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Milbank

Paul Hastings

Quinn Emanuel

Skadden

Simpson Thacher

Sullivan & Cromwell

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Weil

Mid-Town and Boutique

Farrer & Co

Fladgate

Forsters

Kemp Little

Kingsley Napley

Maples Teesdale

Mishcon de Reya

Wedlake Bell

Winckworth Sherwood