Meet the Team

Scott Lesner

Deacon Search


Scott graduated from the University of Nottingham with 2.1 LLB (Hons) before attending the College of Law, London where he undertook the Legal Practice Course. He trained with CMS Cameron McKenna, qualifying in 1999, and subsequently practised as an energy/projects lawyer.

Scott moved into legal recruitment with Deacon Search in November 2001 until January 2005 when he joined Shilton Sharpe Quarry. Scott returned to Deacon Search in March 2009.

Scott specialises in recruiting at partner and partner-designate level and also has experience of team moves and mergers. During the course of his legal recruitment career to date, he has worked on successful assignments on behalf of City, US, leading boutique/niche and West End firms.

Interests: Scott is married and has three young, energetic children. He enjoys playing football and, upholding a family tradition, watching it at Spurs where he is a season ticket holder.

Surprising fact about Scott: Scott is the Deacon Search Oracle. He has a photographic memory for partner moves (and for football trivia).