As an expanding business, we are always keen to hear from individuals who feel that they could make a positive contribution to the firm.

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

Our 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.

Staff Benefits

We offer a wide range of generous staff benefits to all our employees. Find out about our staff benefits and more here:

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Current Vacancies

Family Lawyer (Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire)

Based in Ripley, Beeston or Long Eaton

Salary commensurate with experience plus discretionary performance and Christmas bonuses

We are a multi-disciplinary high street legal practice serving clients for over 130 years. Our mission is to establish lifelong relationships with our clients by anticipating and responding to their needs for quality legal services.

We are currently looking to grow our team with a Family Lawyer who is able to engage and support clients with professionalism and empathy. Experience is important, but equally important is your ability to work well in a team and on your own initiative, manage multiple work streams, meet tight deadlines and communicate effectively.

The varied caseload will include divorces, financial settlements, cohabitation agreements, civil partnerships, children matters, high-value private family matters and prenuptial agreements so experience in these areas would be preferred although guidance from an experienced and supportive team is always available.

You must be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive (2+ years PQE) with strong organisational, financial and IT skills, a methodical approach and a good billing record.

In return we offer a range of benefits including Resolution membership, health cash plan scheme, wellbeing support, 24/7 advice and information line, a range of learning and development opportunities, generous annual leave plus Christmas closure, selling annual leave scheme, a supportive work environment and the opportunity to join a company that cares.

To arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact the Head of Department, Jo Wilbraham, on

Closing date – Open

For more information about the role and the firm please visit

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to

Job Description 


Secretary – Commercial Property

Ellis Fermor and Negus, Beeston, Nottingham

35 hours per week

Salary – From circa £21,000pa depending on experience

We have a great opportunity in our Commercial Property team for someone wanting to develop their career as a Secretary.

Excellent IT, communication and organisation skills and the ability to work effectively with our digital dictation / audio typing systems are essential.  High levels of accuracy and a good eye for detail coupled with professionalism, confidentiality and integrity are also required. You must be comfortable and confident dealing with clients face to face and over the telephone, be able to turn enquiries into paid work through excellent response times and high levels of customer care and be able to work to deadlines in a fast paced and busy environment.

In return we offer a supportive work environment, a commitment to work life balance, generous annual leave entitlement plus Christmas closure, Health Cashback plans, a 24/7 Advice and Information Line, access to a discounts and offers platform, free counselling service, wellbeing support, good training and career development opportunities and the opportunity to join a company that cares.

Please note this is a role for someone looking to develop their skills as a secretary and not a means to securing experience for a future training contract.

Closing date – Open

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to

For more information about the role and about Ellis-Fermor and Negus Solicitors please visit

Job Description 



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. This includes 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. Candidates must have experience of handling small–medium size commercial property sales, purchases and leases from start to finish. You will also need to 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. Locums will need to be able to hit the ground running, have excellent communication and IT skills. You must be 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. Candidates must also 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 To apply please send your CV and covering letter to

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

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