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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 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, ensuring the continued success of our firm.

Current Vacancies

Solicitor, Family Law, Beeston office

4 days per week

Closing date: Friday 30th April 2021

We are looking to recruit a Solicitor to join the Family Law team at our Beeston office.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and have an enviable reputation in the East Midlands for the quality of our work.

As an experienced Family Solicitor, the applicant should have experience in all areas of Private Family Law. The caseload will consist of but not be limited to: Divorce & Matrimonial, Children, Financial issues, Pre-nuptial agreements and more.

You should have a solid background dealing with Family Law, with a minimum of 5 years PQE, and be confident and self-sufficient. You should be IT literate and comfortable using a case management system. You will be expected to hit the ground running with an existing caseload.



Legal Secretary, Residential Conveyancing, Beeston

Closing Date: Friday 16th April 2021

We are looking to recruit an experienced Legal Secretary within our successful Residential Conveyancing department based in our busy Beeston Office.  This vacancy is due to an internal move.

We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and have a strong 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. The application must have the ability to type quickly and accurately and be comfortable with the general use of computer technology in the workplace. Training will be given on our case management system.

Secretarial experience in a solicitors’ firm is essential.

Responsibilities include:


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a position at Ellis-Fermor & Negus, please send your CV and a covering letter via email to our HR Manager, Viv Sheppard at

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.

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