Meet the Team

Gideon Krotosky


Gideon is genuinely passionate about helping lawyers find the right opportunities to progress their careers and finding the right candidates for his law firm clients.

He has over fifteen years of recruitment experience, initially starting as a graduate consultant at Michael Page Legal in 2006. He joined the Deacon Associates team in 2009 and has played an integral part in growing the business substantially.

His practice focuses on placing associates at all levels, in addition to some partner recruitment. He has successfully placed into most City law firms and has recruited across multiple practice areas. He enjoys providing market intelligence and acting as a career coach for lawyers who are not actively seeking a move but who see the value in building long-term relationships with a trusted advisor.

Interests: Outside of work, Gideon’s focus is his wife Joanne, children Chloe and Noah, and he enjoys anything Welsh, whisky, fantasy football, comedy, most sports, and, in particular his beloved Everton FC.

Surprising fact about Gideon: He is so obsessed with his football team that he will usually be found wearing something with a shade of blue in it!


  • Gideon is a first class recruiter. He knows the market, is well connected and is discreet. Someone to be trusted.

    Elliot Beard, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

  • I would recommend Gideon to anyone looking for a new role or considering their options in the legal market. He has a great knowledge of and connections within the industry, is proactive, always happy to answer any questions and he makes sure to understand what you are looking for, rather than simply looking to place you in the first available role.

    Sam Kaye, Associate, White & Case

  • Gideon has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very professional, discreet, practical and nice to talk to. He has made the recruitment process painless and much more efficient. I highly recommend working with Gideon.

    Corporate Associate, Paul Hastings

  • I reached out to Gideon - based on a colleague’s recommendation - to assist with relocating from Australia to London. At all stages of the process I was impressed by Gideon’s vast knowledge of the London legal market, impressive understanding of the Australian market and awareness of the specific issues Australian lawyers relocating to London experience. Just as importantly, Gideon has a highly collaborative approach in which he ensures you are completely across all developments and involved in making tactical decisions (even minor ones), focusing on understanding and furthering your specific career goals rather than approaching your move solely transactionally. Gideon also displayed his commitment to providing frank, accurate and un-sugar coated advice. Based on my experience I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gideon to any lawyer, particularly Australians seeking to relocate to London.

    Corporate Restructuring Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom