Our Successes

Deacon has been behind substantial numbers of headline and partner and team moves in London at US, international and UK firms.

We have significant 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.

Our associate team specialises in placing assistant, associate and partner-designate lawyers and has an unparalleled network across the international legal market.

Representative Headline Partner and Team Moves

US Firms

Latham & Watkins

Financial Services and Corporate Partners

Quinn Emanuel

Commercial and Banking Litigation Partners


Tax and Capital Markets Partners

Shearman & Sterling

Restructuring Partner

White & Case

Energy and Litigation Partners

Willkie Farr

Finance and Financial Services Partners

Morgan Lewis

Technology Team, Employment, Financial Services Partners


Venture Capital Partner

Paul Hastings

Technology Partner


Finance and Restructuring Partners


Private Credit and Leveraged Finance Partners

Winston & Strawn

Restructuring Partner

International/City Firms

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Patent Litigation Team

Travers Smith

Derivatives and Structured Products Partner


Corporate, Finance, Financial Services, Insurance, Aviation and Transport Partners

Taylor Wessing

Corporate and Corporate Real Estate 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

Eversheds Sutherland

Head of Project Finance, Corporate, Technology and International Arbitration Partners

Norton Rose Fulbright

Finance, Tax and Restructuring Partners


Litigation, Tax, Employment, Real Estate, Construction, Corporate and Technology Partners


Litigation Partner


Dispute Resolution Partner

Deacon Associates

As well as placing in firms in London, we have extensive experience moving associates within or across jurisdictions. Successful moves have included candidates to/from London, mainland Europe, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, offshore and the USA.

Our associate team also works closely with our partner and executive search teams build out associate teams following high profile and often newsworthy partner hires. Many of our candidates go onto become partners and we build long-term relationships with them.

US Firms

Akin Gump

Cohen & Gresser



Dorsey & Whitney

Fasken Martineau

Fried Frank

Goodwin Procter

Jenner & Block

Kirkland & Ellis

King & Spalding

Latham & Watkins


Morgan Lewis

Morrison & Foerster

Paul Hastings

Shearman & Sterling

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Skadden Arps

Sullivan & Cromwell

Weil Gotshal

White & Case

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Magic Circle/Silver Circle

Allen & Overy


Clifford Chance



Slaughter and May

Travers Smith

International/City Firms

Addleshaw Goddard

Bird & Bird



DLA Piper



Kingsley Napley

Mishcon de Reya

Osborne Clarke

Pinsent Masons

Reed Smith


Simmons & Simmons

Stephenson Harwood

Taylor Wessing

Watson Farley & Williams