Meet the Team

Paul Deacon


Paul graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1991, receiving a 2.1 LLB (Hons), before attending the College of Law, Chester to complete his Legal Practice Course. He then qualified with Pinsent Curtis (Leeds/London) as a commercial litigator.

At two and a half years qualified, Paul made the transition to legal recruitment at HW Daniels Bates (now part of Hudson) where he focused on private practice recruitment in London prior to establishing Deacon Search in September 1999. Paul has conducted and completed a variety of partner assignments for a wide range of firms. He has also assisted countless partners and teams to move to an array of leading firms. In addition, he regularly gives seminars and writes articles on the legal recruitment industry.

Interests: his friends and family, in particular his wife and four young and demanding children; self improvement; and most sports, in particular, football and his beloved Liverpool FC.

Surprising fact about Paul: Paul managed to get into the elite University Air Squadron, without having any knowledge of planes or how to fly them!