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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 speculative 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, thus ensuring the continued success of the firm!

Current Vacancies

Residential Conveyancing Legal Secretary, Belper Office

We are looking to recruit a Legal Secretary within our successful Residential Conveyancing department based in our busy Belper Office.

We pride ourselves on providing excellent client service and have an enviable 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 solicitors firm would be an advantage but is not essential as a programme of training is available.

Responsibilities Include:


To apply for this role please send an email together with your CV to

Residential Property Conveyancer, Ripley Office (Full-Time)

We are seeking to recruit a full-time Conveyancer (Solicitor/Licensed Conveyancer/FILEX) with the ability to handle all types of property transactions. The successful Residential Conveyancing fee earner will possess solid Conveyancing experience, with a minimum of 2 years in handling their own caseload. Candidates should have strong interpersonal and IT skills. We are members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

To apply for this role please send an email together with your CV to

Commercial Property Lawyer, Belper or Ripley Office (Full-time or Part-time – minimum 20 hours over 5 days)

Ellis-Fermor & Negus is a full service high street solicitors practice with an enviable reputation in the East Midlands for the quality of our work.

Our commercial property department is growing and we are looking for a Commercial Property lawyer able to handle the wide range of work that comes into our successful Commercial Property Team. This exciting opportunity presents the applicant with the ability to develop and contribute to the success of one of the East Midlands’ oldest practices.

A considerable proportion of the work of the commercial property department across all four offices of the firm involves helping Churches and Christian charities in buying and selling property, leasing property for both Landlords and Tenants, mortgaging property and transferring property as part of structural re-organisations.

As a member of the Association of Christian Law Firms, the firm is ideally placed to provide the support required for Trustees and Ministers and other members of the leadership teams of Churches and Charities to make decisions which will have long term impacts on their congregations, communities and beneficiaries.

Our Christian values, by which we live and work, lead us to show genuine care and concern for our colleagues, customers and suppliers.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of handling commercial property transactions in the charity sector. An ability and willingness to market your services and those of the commercial property department and to be involved in firm-wide marketing initiatives will be important. You will need to be able to show an appreciation of the commercial aspects of commercial property transactions and the ability to work under pressure with limited supervision.

For more information please contact Simon Hale on 0115 922 1591 or email your CV to  

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for a position at Ellis-Fermor & Negus, please send your CV, together with a covering email or letter to Martin Jessop, our Practice Manager.

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.


Martin Jessop
Practice Manager
Ellis-Fermor & Negus
5 Market Place

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