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‘My dream was to build a successful, fully independent and ethical recruitment business.’

Paul Deacon, Founder

We have been behind substantial numbers of partner/team moves in London and beyond and several mergers.

We have fantastic experience of moving partners and teams in a wide array of practice areas and we work hard to ensure that our market intelligence and knowledge is second to none. Some examples of partner placements are below:

International Firms

Norton Rose Fulbright

Finance Partner

DLA Piper

Data Protection and Technology Partners

K&L Gates

Projects, Corporate and Litigation Partners


Corporate, Arbitration, Restructuring, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Litigation, Rail and TMT Partners

Squire Patton Boggs

Property and Projects Partners


Corporate and Privacy Partners

Gowling WLG

International Arbitration Partner

UK Firms


Aviation Finance, Leveraged Finance and Insurance Partners

DAC Beachcroft

Planning Partner

Addleshaw Goddard

Corporate and Litigation Partners

Taylor Wessing

Corporate Partner

Stephenson Harwood

Litigation Team

Eversheds Sutherland

Corporate Partner

Mishcon de Reya

IP Litigation team, Planning and Litigation Partners

Osborne Clarke

Energy and Pensions Partners


Professional Indemnity and Insurance Regulatory Partners

Bird & Bird

Construction and Technology Partners


Litigation, Tax, Employment, Construction, Property and Corporate Partners

Kemp Little

Litigation and Employment Partners

Clyde & Co

Insurance Partners

Berwin Leighton Paisner

Corporate, Real Estate and Financial Services Partners


Technology Partner

Kingsley Napley

Employment and Tax Partners

US Firms

White & Case

Energy Partner

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Finance and Financial Services Partners

Quinn Emanuel

Commercial and Banking Litigation Partners

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Financial Services and Employment Partner

Paul Hastings

Technology Partner

Cozen O’Connor

Insurance Partner

Locke Lord

Finance and Employment Partners


Insurance, Professional Indemnity and Political Risk Partners

Faegre Baker Daniels

Corporate, Real Estate and IP Partners


Tax Partner


Employment Team, Corporate, Litigation and Finance Partners


Venture Capital Partner