Meet the Team

Jo Pacifico

Deacon Search


Jo graduated from Leeds University with a 2:1 honours degree in Law, after which she attended Chester Law School where she completed her Legal Practice Course. She trained with Dechert and qualified into the Investigations Department in 1998 where she stayed until 2003. Jo was then part of the founding legal team who set up Byrne and Partners, the boutique specialist fraud litigation practice.  Jo became a partner there in 2013.

Jo has now made the transition into legal recruitment with Deacon Search in order to utilise over 20 years’ experience of fee earning within  law firms. Jo specialises in partner recruitment in the London legal market.

Interests: Jo is a gym junkie who loves theatre and travel and is always busy entertaining family and friends. She is married to Adam and has two annoyingly delightful children.

Surprising fact about Jo: Whilst travelling in Australia in her year off, Jo obtained her PADI open water divers licence and has dived all over the world, even coming face to face with a shark (ok so it was a baby one!)