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As an expanding 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

Private Client Fee Earner – Wills & Probate

Location – Beeston and Long Eaton

Salary – Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Offered as a full-time or part-time role, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our Wills and Probate team covering Beeston and Long Eaton.

Working on a range of private client matters including wills, probate, LPAs and Court of Protection applications you will be responsible for providing professional legal support to clients.

Ideally, you will have over 5 years post qualifying experience in wills and probate work as either a solicitor or Legal Executive (or equivalent).

You must also be able to work to tight deadlines, manage your own workload, provide excellent client care and have a proven track record of meeting billing targets coupled with a methodical and detailed approach and high levels of accuracy.

In return we can offer a varied caseload, opportunities for hybrid working, development and learning opportunities, a supportive work environment and the opportunity to join a company that cares. We are a multi-disciplinary high street legal practice serving clients in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for over 125 years and our mission is to establish lifelong relationships with all our clients by anticipating and responding to their needs for quality legal services.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Grace Steele, Director and Head of Department, on grace.steele@ellis-fermor.co.uk

Closing date – Open

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to applications@ellis-fermor.co.uk.

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Secretary – Residential Conveyancing

Location – Ellis-Fermor Solicitors, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire

Hours – Up to 35 pw (Monday – Friday 9am-5pm, part time working considered)

Salary – circa £18,000 – £21,500 (pro rata for part time) dependant on experience

We are looking for an experienced secretary to join our team in Long Eaton. Previous residential conveyancing and / or legal services experience is desirable but not essential.

High level secretarial (including audio typing/ digital dictation), communication and IT skills plus an excellent eye for detail are vital. You must be used to working in a fast paced and busy office environment, handling confidential information and providing exceptional customer care to clients.

You must be able to multitask, organise and prioritise effectively, work to deadlines and be a good team player. The ability to work quickly with a high degree of accuracy is essential.

In return we can offer a supportive work environment, the opportunity to join a caring and friendly team and good training and career development opportunities.

Closing date – Sunday 10 July 2022

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to applications@ellis-fermor.co.uk.

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Secretary – Wills & Probate

Location – Belper, Derbyshire

Hours – 14+ hours per week  – 2 full days per week 9am – 5pm with 1 hour for lunch with additional hours available to cover for annual leave and other absences in the team.

Salary – £17,300 – £21,000 pro rata depending on experience.  Equates to £9.50 – £11.53 ph

We are looking for an experienced secretary to join our Wills and Probate team in Belper.

Excellent typing (including audio typing / digital dictation), IT, communication and organisation skills are essential.  High levels of accuracy and a good eye for detail coupled with professionalism and integrity are also required. You must be comfortable dealing with clients face to face and over the telephone and be able to work to deadlines in a fast paced and busy environment.  Previous experience working in Wills and Probate or other legal areas would be helpful but we welcome applications from all experienced secretaries.

In return we can offer a supportive work environment, the opportunity to join a caring and friendly team and good training and career development opportunities.

You must be able to work Tuesday and Friday all day. Hours are available on Thursday afternoons and there is also the opportunity to work additional hours to cover for annual leave etc.

Closing date – Thursday 9 June 2022. Interviews will be held soon after this date

Interviews will be held soon after this date.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to applications@ellis-fermor.co.uk.

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LEGAL LOCUMS

Ellis-Fermor and Negus is a multi-disciplinary high street legal practice based in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Our mission is to establish lifelong relationships with our clients by anticipating and responding to their needs for quality legal services. We work in a range of disciplines including commercial property, residential conveyancing, wills and probate, commercial business, family law, litigation, employment and charity law.

We are seeking to expand our team of experienced (qualified and unqualified) locums to ensure we continue to look after our clients during times of annual leave or other absences.

Currently, we need locums for our commercial property teams in Beeston, in Nottingham and Belper, in Derbyshire. For these roles you must have significant experience of handling small–medium size commercial property sales, purchases and leases from start to finish and have experience of acting on behalf of both landlords and tenants.

We would also be keen to hear from you if you can provide locum cover in our other disciplines.

For all of our locum roles you must be highly experienced in your area of practice, able to hit the ground running, have excellent communication and IT skills, able to work to tight deadlines, manage your own workload and give excellent client care. You will need to be self-motivated, flexible, able to work on your own and as part of a team and have a caring and professional manner. Please note that these are office based roles and not available for remote working.

Remuneration will be commensurate with your experience and qualifications.

For more information about the roles please email andrea.shea@ellis-fermor.co.uk. To apply please send your CV and covering letter to applications@ellis-fermor.co.uk

Closing date – open

 

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 applications@ellis-fermor.co.uk.

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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