Henna is the ideal professional to help candidates and employers find the best people for the job. She understands your needs, clearly explains and advises on the options and, what separates her from other recruiters for me, was her exceptional market knowledge and approachable nature. Wouldn’t hesitate to contact her again for future moves.


Finance Associate
US law firm

I highly recommend working with Hugo. He is professional, dedicated, practical and easy to communicate with. His advice and insight into work and life in London was invaluable. I could always count on Hugo to follow up and keep me up to date. The recruitment process was painless and efficient thanks to him.

Leveraged Finance Associate
Allen & Overy

After spending many happy years at one firm I was nervous at the prospect of starting somewhere new. Gideon took a great deal of time to get to know me and my strengths and kept in regular contact over a long period. As a result of his diligence and hard work Gideon has placed me in exactly the right role, in exactly the right firm. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

IP lawyer
Taylor Wessing

Gemma is an excellent recruitment agent with an impressive list of top name law firms as clients. She is friendly, personable and approachable but above all professional. She has excellent knowledge of the law firms that she works with and took the time to get to know me to ensure that she was putting me forward for the right jobs.

Finance lawyer
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Hugo was very helpful during my firm move. He is always available and is very knowledgeable about the PE sector. I would certainly recommend him if you are thinking about moving firms.

Private equity/M&A Associate
Latham & Watkins

It was clear from our first meeting that Henna had her finger on the pulse of the legal market, being able to give me a good insight into numerous firms which helped guide my thinking when it came to exploring new opportunities.

Henna has recently helped me secure an excellent new role and has been very supportive along the way. I am very grateful for her advice and insight, which has proved invaluable.

Real Estate Associate
Bird & Bird

Gideon at Deacon Associates was by far the best recruitment consultant I used during my hunt for a more senior position. I was impressed by the efficient and professional approach provided. I found that Gideon knew the financial services regulatory market exceptionally well and had the best contacts so he could get my CV before the right people.

Financial Services Regulatory Lawyer
Gowling WLG

Gemma really took the time to give me a dedicated, personal service, making sure at every step of the application process that my questions were answered and that I was well prepared going into interviews. Finding a role that offered me greater challenges, responsibilities and better career prospects was important to me and Deacons Associates helped me to make that happen – thank you!

Environmental/Climate Change Associate
Allen & Overy

Henna has been absolutely amazing to work with. She has been friendly and approachable but also very professional and knowledgeable about the whole process, the market and expectations. Henna has been interested in me as a person, what drives me, what I’m interested in and used this information to put me forward for relevant positions. It has been an incredibly efficient process with regular updates, useful preparation discussions and good co-ordination.

Finance Lawyer

Hugo is an excellent recruiter. He takes the time to match appropriate opportunities to individuals’ skill sets. He is genuinely interested in the person and ensuring that they find the best opportunity for the next stage of their career. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Technology & Outsourcing Associate
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Hugo is professional and very easy to work with. He took the time to understand my expectations and provided excellent guidance. He kept me informed throughout the process and was always available to discuss any questions that I had. I would strongly recommend Hugo.

Private Funds Associate
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Gideon is one of the few recruiters who really listens. He is also happy to take the lead and steer the process where appropriate, particularly as concerns the timing of approaching new firms. I had every confidence in Gideon’s judgment. His market knowledge is clearly excellent and he was quick to explore new and niche avenues, which he did adeptly.

Restructuring/Distressed Debt Associate
US Firm

Gemma’s knowledge of the market is very good. She took the time to find out exactly what I wanted and only suggested firms that fit my requirements. I would like to thank Gemma for her help and support during the recruitment process.

EU & Competition Lawyer

I was extremely impressed with the service I received from Gemma. Gemma’s market knowledge is second to none and she understood straightaway exactly the role I was looking for. Gemma’s experience and detailed pre-interview advice made a potentially stressful experience much easier.

Finance Associate
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

I was extremely impressed by the personal service provided by Gemma at Deacon Associates. She listened to what I wanted out of the move and delivered opportunities which matched what I wanted. Overall Gemma really worked for me, to find me an ideal job.

Litigation Associate
Jones Day

Hugo is polite, professional and above all, a delight to work with. Hugo has a genuine and detailed understanding of the market, and how practices and firms differ. Moreover, he takes the time to get to know a candidate to ensure that their desires and aspirations are aligned with those of a future employer and the role available – he genuinely cares that you find the right fit.

Finance Associate
Gowling WLG

Gideon truly listened to what I had to say, he did not try to convince me to pursue roles that did not fit my specifications, and this was greatly appreciated. I also found Gideon to be very friendly, professional and efficient at all times. A real pleasure to work with!

Commercial Associate
US firm to City firm