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As a growing business, we are always keen to hear from individuals who feel that they could make a positive contribution to the firm, and who believe that they have an affinity with our values, in terms of our approach to caring for staff and clients as individuals with individual needs.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you feel we’re the right firm for you, regardless of whether or not we have a specific vacancy which fully matches your background. We are always happy to receive speculative enquiries from prospective recruits.

The Firm’s Ethos

Founded in 1893, Ellis-Fermor & Negus is a well-respected East Midlands practice with offices at Beeston, Long Eaton, Ripley and Belper. We deliver a high quality service to a wide range of private and business clients.

The mission of the firm is to establish a lifelong relationship with all our clients, ensuring that they and staff alike are treated as individuals with individual needs. Relationship building is a key part of our ethos.

Our Christian values are important to us in the way we approach our work and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in terms of everything we do.

Why Join Us

Our ethos means that we endeavour to provide our staff with all the leadership, encouragement and support they need. We want everyone to feel truly appreciated for the contribution they make to the firm. We like to think that this is manifested by the fact that many of our Directors and staff have been with the firm for many years.

A happy and motivated team means that we are well placed to offer a competitive and dynamic service to our clients, thus ensuring the continued success of the firm!

Current Vacancies


We have a vacancy for a full time legal secretary/paralegal working in our thriving Family department at our Beeston office. The successful candidate will be working alongside and supporting a Family Law Solicitor and will have a high level of responsibility within that team. Family law experience will be essential.

The candidate will assist with a varied and interesting case-load, will need excellent client care skills, and enjoy providing a high level service to clients within the East Midlands area. The ability to work under pressure at times is essential as is the need to be able to work independently subject to supervision, and use initiative.

The candidate will have the opportunity to progress and develop according to aptitude and interest.

Salary dependent on experience.


We have a vacancy for a full time General Office Clerk/Admin Assistant at our Belper Office. This position would suit someone looking for a first step in a legal/office environment.  Duties will include file closure, filing, general admin tasks, photocopying, reception cover and some general typing.

A more detailed job description is available on request.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a position at Ellis-Fermor & Negus, please send your CV, together with a covering email or letter to Paul German, our Practice Manager.

If your application is not for one of our advertised roles then please include details, in your covering letter, outlining the type of role you are seeking.


Paul German
Practice Manager
Ellis-Fermor & Negus
5 Market Place