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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

Senior Family Solicitor, Head of Department

We are looking for a Senior Family Solicitor to head up and further develop our growing family department.

The ideal candidate will bring their expert knowledge, leadership skills and the drive to build upon the already high levels of success within the family team across all four of our offices.

Salary: circa £50,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

The ideal candidate:

Skills and competencies:

Roles and responsibilities:

To handle a varied caseload of private family matters including:

Business Development:


Ellis-Fermor & Negus is a multi-disciplined high street legal practice serving clients in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area for over 125 years. Our employees are supported as we promote a work/life balance and set realistic financial targets. Our success has meant we have been able to provide an inflationary salary increase for our employees for the last 14 years, including a Christmas bonus and individual bonuses dependent on performance.

If you are an experienced and commercially-minded Family Solicitor who is seeking a new challenge we would love to hear from you. All informal enquiries welcome. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter via email to


Conveyancer, Residential Property, Beeston office

Full-time role

Salary: circa. £25,000 – £35,000 per annum

We are seeking to recruit a full-time Conveyancer (Solicitor/ Licensed Conveyancer/ FILEX) with the ability to handle all types of property transactions. Ellis-Fermor & Negus Solicitors are members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and the successful candidate must possess solid Conveyancing experience, with a minimum of 2 years in handling their own caseload. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and IT skills.


Legal Secretary, Residential Conveyancing, Ripley Office

Full-time role

We are looking to recruit an experienced Legal Secretary within our successful Residential Conveyancing department based in our busy Ripley Office.

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 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.

Secretarial experience in a law firm is essential.

Competitive salary based on experience.

Responsibilities include:




Receptionist / Office Clerk, Long Eaton office

Part time role: 3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8.45am-5pm – 21.75 hours)

Fixed term contract: until 31 January 2022

Salary: £16,800 – £17,500 per year (Pro-rata based on 36.25 hour week)

We are looking for a positive, willing and committed individual with good interpersonal and organisational skills to assist in our busy reception and front of office. The role also includes providing general administration assistance to our other departments.

The successful applicant 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 applicant must also be comfortable with the general use of computer technology in the workplace but full training will be provided (an interest in IT and familiarity with Microsoft Office software will be an advantage).

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

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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