Meet the Team

Gita Odedra


Gita joined Deacon in 2018 and is an experienced partner recruiter in the legal sector, focusing on US and international firms in London. She represents partners looking for their next role, solely and/or as part of a team and advises law firms on strategic lateral hires. Her expertise includes the banking and finance, corporate and disputes sectors.

Gita graduated from the University of Leicester with a 2:1 in Law before completing the LPC. She worked in the litigation departments of two major City firms before moving into legal recruitment with ZMB (now Hays Legal) in 2001. Prior to joining Deacon, Gita was a director at Fox Rodney Search, undertaking contingent and retained search assignments for partner level roles on behalf of UK, international and US firms.

Interests: Health and fitness; travelling abroad for hiking and/or yoga, and spending time with family and friends.


  • I found Gita a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable in terms of the market and other law firms, and I found her to be very responsive and contactable. She was a great source of reassurance and knowledge during the process which can be stressful and disruptive but she made it less so.

    Partner, Morgan Lewis

  • Gita was excellent - always on the ball, well-organised and thorough. I was impressed too by the knowledge of the market shown by the whole team, particularly useful for a first-time mover such as myself.

    Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

  • I thought Gita was an excellent recruiter. She has a good handle on the market without being patronising or indiscreet. She was helpful at critical points – for instance she had some minor comments on my business plan and just made the tweaks herself which kept up momentum on the process. She is very likeable and, most importantly, I felt I could trust her. I would definitely recommend her.

    Bevis Metcalfe, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

  • It was a pleasure working with Gita during my recent move.  She provided invaluable assistance and support throughout the entire process, helping to expertly map the current market initially and demonstrating superb market knowledge.  She then provided on-going advice during concurrent processes resulting in several offers being made.  Gita was a pleasure to work with, incredibly responsive and proactive and always willing to go the extra mile to help.  

    Partner, Taylor Wessing