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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:

US Firms

Latham & Watkins

Financial Services and Corporate Partners

Kirkland & Ellis

Regulatory Partners

White & Case

Energy and Litigation Partners

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Finance and Financial Services Partners

Quinn Emanuel

Commercial and Banking Litigation Partners


Venture Capital Partner


Tax Partner

Morgan Lewis

Technology Team, Employment and Financial Services Partners

Paul Hastings

Technology Partner

King & Spalding

Arbitration Partner


Finance, Restructuring and Employment Partners

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Structured Finance Partner

Brown Rudnick

Restructuring Partner

International Firms

Norton Rose Fulbright

Finance and Tax Partners


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


Corporate and Privacy Partners

DLA Piper

Data Protection and Technology Partners

Eversheds Sutherland

Corporate and Payments Partners

K&L Gates

Projects, Corporate and Litigation Partners

Gowling WLG

International Arbitration Partner

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Corporate, Real Estate and Financial Services Partners

UK Firms

Travers Smith

Derivatives and Structured Products Partner

Taylor Wessing

Corporate and Corporate Real Estate Partners


Aviation Finance, Transport, Leveraged Finance and Insurance Partners

Simmons & Simmons

Finance Partner

Addleshaw Goddard

Corporate and Litigation Partners

Stephenson Harwood

Litigation Team and Pensions Partner

Mishcon de Reya

IP Litigation team, Planning, Litigation and Competition Partners

Osborne Clarke

Energy, Restructuring and Pensions Partners

Bird & Bird

Construction and Technology Partners


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

Kemp Little

Litigation and Employment Partners

Clyde & Co

Insurance Partners


Technology Partner

DAC Beachcroft

Planning Partner