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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

Residential Conveyancing Solicitor – Ripley, Derbyshire

This is an excellent opportunity to take up a central role within our successful and long established Conveyancing department.

We pride ourselves on handling conveyancing the traditional way and have an enviable reputation in the East Midlands for the quality of our work.

The current senior conveyancer is seeking to reduce his workload leading up to his retirement which presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take over an existing and varied caseload.

You will be a qualified solicitor and in addition to technical strengths you will have good interpersonal skills and be able to work with a busy and growing team. Conveyancing experience would be an advantage but is not essential as a programme of training is available.

Practice Manager 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to take over from the current Practice manager who is retiring. This is a key position within the Practice as the Practice Manager plays an important role feeding into the Board in the management and decision making of the Practice. Your decisions as Practice Manager will have a direct and immediate impact on the success of the firm.

The work, covering our 4 offices across the East Midlands, is interesting and varied and ranges from strategic planning to “hands on” day to day management and administration. The role also involves heading up an experienced and friendly Admin team.

The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and significant experience in

This exciting opportunity presents the applicant with the ability to develop and contribute to the success of one of the East Midlands’ oldest practices. Accountancy or in-house financial management experience is required. Experience in, or a working knowledge of, the legal sector would be advantageous but is not essential.

Residential Conveyancing Secretary/Assistant – Beeston, Nottingham

We are looking to recruit a Secretary/Assistant within our successful and long established Residential Conveyancing department based in our busy Beeston Office.

We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and have an enviable reputation in the East Midlands for the quality of our work.

The successful applicant will be part of the Residential Conveyancing team and will need to be comfortable dealing with clients confidently and in a friendly and welcoming manner both face to face and over the telephone and have the ability to type quickly and accurately. The applicant must be comfortable with the general use of computer technology in the workplace although training will be given on our case management system. From time to time the successful applicant will be expected to assist with general office and reception duties.

Secretarial experience in a solicitors firm would be an advantage but is not essential as a programme of training is available.

Responsibilities include:


NB Applicants looking for a solicitors training contract will not be considered.

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