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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

Commercial Property Paralegal (Derbyshire)

35 hpw (Monday – Friday) – based in Belper (Flexible hours / Part time hours / Hybrid working may be available)

Salary – Circa £24,000 – £28,000 + discretionary performance and Christmas bonus

We are a multi-disciplinary high street legal practice serving clients in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for over 125 years. Our mission is to establish lifelong relationships with all our clients by anticipating and responding to their needs for quality legal services. We are seeking an experienced property lawyer to join our team and help us achieve this mission.

Working as part of our Commercial Property team in Derbyshire, you will very much manage your own work with support and direction from colleagues.

You must have 2+ years’ experience working in commercial property paralegal or conveyancing work. The ability to see a matter through from start to finish, work to tight deadlines, manage your own workload and give excellent client care is essential. You will need to be self-motivated, able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team and have a proactive and positive attitude. A proven track record in meeting billing targets is essential and must be coupled with a caring, friendly and professional manner.

In return we can offer a varied caseload of commercial property sales, purchases, and leases acting for both landlords and tenants, development refinancing and experience of charities and charity property. We have a proven track record of developing our staff and can offer flexible working options, a commitment to work life balance and the chance to join a caring, professional and supportive team.

For an informal discussion about the post please feel free to contact the Director and Head of Commercial Property Department simon.hale@ellis-fermor.co.uk.

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

For more information about the role and about Ellis-Fermor and Negus Solicitors please visit https://www.ellis-fermor.co.uk

Closing date – Open

 

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Solicitor – Family Law

35 hpw (Monday – Friday) – Ripley, Derbyshire with regular travel to Belper and the surrounding area

Salary – Competitive + discretionary performance and Christmas bonus

We are a multi-disciplinary high street legal practice serving clients in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for over 125 years. Our mission is to establish lifelong relationships with all our clients by anticipating and responding to their needs for quality legal services. We are seeking an experienced family law solicitor to join our growing team in Derbyshire (mainly around Ripley and Belper) and help us achieve this mission.

You must be experienced (3+ years post qualification) in family law including high value private family matters and financial transactions. You must be able to work to tight deadlines, and manage your own workload. You must be commercially minded, highly motivated and forward thinking with a proactive and positive attitude. A proven track record in meeting billing targets is essential and must be coupled with a caring, friendly and professional manner.

In return we can offer a varied caseload including divorce, prenuptial agreements and children matters plus development and learning opportunities to support your career progression within the firm. This post would be ideal for someone looking to broaden their experience and gain management responsibilities in the future.

We offer a supportive work environment, generous annual leave, voluntary involvement with our charity of the year and the chance to join a caring and friendly team.

For an informal discussion about the post please feel free to contact ben. bourne@ellis-fermor.co.uk to arrange this.

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

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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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