Meet the Team

Hugo Tang


Hugo graduated from Cardiff University with joint honours in LL.B Law and Politics, before gaining his LL.M degree in European Law from the University of Bristol.

In July 2010, Hugo made the transition into legal recruitment with an international recruitment firm in London, and played a pivotal role in establishing its Legal Private Practice team. He has successfully recruited lawyers for leading UK, US and boutique firms in London and Hong Kong.

Hugo joined Deacon in November 2011 and focuses on both search and contingency recruitment for a wide range of law firms in the UK.


  • I highly recommend working with Hugo. He is professional, dedicated, practical and easy to communicate with. His advice and insight into work and life in London was invaluable. I could always count on Hugo to follow up and keep me up to date. The recruitment process was painless and efficient thanks to him.

    Leveraged Finance Partner, Allen & Overy

  • Hugo is polite, professional and above all, a delight to work with. Hugo has a genuine and detailed understanding of the market, and how practices and firms differ. Moreover, he takes the time to get to know a candidate to ensure that their desires and aspirations are aligned with those of a future employer and the role available – he genuinely cares that you find the right fit.

    Finance Partner, Gowling WLG