Meet the Team

Elliot Jackson


Elliot has 15 years of experience operating in the London legal market, both as a legal recruiter and, previously, a corporate lawyer. His practice focuses on representing leading US and UK law firms in London on their strategic lateral hires of individual partners and teams.

Elliot is passionate about finding lawyers the right opportunities and working closely with his clients to unearth the best legal talent in the market. Having been on the other side of the recruitment process as a lawyer, Elliot has a deep appreciation of adopting a consultative approach to his candidate’s job search. He also works tirelessly to ensure that he finds lawyers that fit his client’s brief and are closely aligned with the culture and ethos of the firm.

Elliot graduated from Newcastle University before attending BPP Law School where he undertook the GDL and LPC. He qualified as a corporate lawyer in 2012, spending his first three and a half years in practice at Nabarro before moving to Paul Hastings in 2015. He moved into legal recruitment in 2016 with SSQ spending just under five years there before moving to a leadership role with Dartmouth Partners where he launched and built their legal recruitment desk over an eighteen month period. He joined Deacon in July 2022.

Interests: Elliot is married with two young children and when not in the office is mainly found performing his ‘Dad duties’. He is a sports-nut, these days more watching than playing, and is an avid Leeds United fan (for his sins).


  • Chris and Elliot were both a pleasure to work with. They handled the whole process from start to finish with care, patience, and delicacy, without which I would undoubtedly not have felt able to explore and ultimately seize the opportunity presented.

    Charlie Lightfoot, Global Chair of International Arbitration at Cooley