Meet the Team

Gemma Deacon

Deacon Associates


Gemma graduated from the University of Birmingham with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology. She subsequently joined the leading pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, working in sales as a medical representative to general practitioners across London.

In 2007, Gemma began her career in legal recruitment, establishing Deacon Associates as a sister business to Deacon Search. In addition to placing solicitors and advising law firms on recruitment strategy as part of Deacon Associates, Gemma also works with Deacon Search on a range of partner assignments. She has experience in both search and contingency recruitment and her client base covers select City, US, West End and Niche firms.

Interests: travel (although being as adventurous as I was has become more challenging with a young family!), keeping fit, reading, art and architecture.

Surprising fact about Gemma: Gemma performed for the Império da Tijuca samba school in the Rio Carnival. She appeared as Carmen Miranda and the school was voted second place in the famed competition in Rio’s Sambódromo.