Why use Deacon Search?
For Partners

Looking for
Deacon Associates?

As a people business, we focus on you, the individual. We guarantee you the following:

Years of Experience

You will deal with a superb recruiter with years of partner recruitment experience. They will be considerate, helpful and attentive, and available to you at all key times.

In the Know

We only work at partner level. This absolute focus on the senior end of the market allows us unrivalled access to law firm decision makers, which means that we often know of strategic vacancies before other recruiters. In short, we open doors which are closed to others.

Market Knowledge

Our market knowledge is the foundation upon which the business is built. We take our instructions from Managing Partners and Heads of Departments, and our team has the breadth and experience to give you the best possible market intelligence.

Collaborative Approach

We offer a consultative and collaborative approach. We work with you throughout the process and advise on business plan preparation, interview techniques, restrictive covenants and remuneration negotiations.


Transparency is very important to us and we will always be honest with you. Targets in recruitment often drive sharp practice and so we don’t set them. Our consultants are free to simply focus on giving you the best possible advice. Sometimes this means that we don’t make a placement when others would. However our sincere hope is that the partners we work with appreciate our honest approach and are happy to recommend us.

Long-term Approach

We are long-term in our approach. If you are settled in your current position, we are always happy to provide guidance on career progression and market trends.


We recognise the importance of confidentiality and we pride ourselves on our absolute discretion.


If we think that your best option is to stay at your current firm, we will tell you so!