Viv Du-Feu

Consultant | Employment & Immigration

Viv is an experienced Employment Lawyer and Legal Director with a reputation for delivering pragmatic business solutions. He has a long line of successes in the resolution of complex cases and highly sensitive individual matters. 

Viv has been a practicing solicitor for more than 40 years, where the bulk of his experience has been in the field of employment and industrial relations law. 

Viv qualified as a solicitor in Cardiff and has held a number of senior positions in various firms. From 1989 to 2007, Viv worked at Eversheds holding various positions, including head of employment and pensions, head of European employment law, and latterly as head of international employment law. In that role, Viv provided direction and leadership for over 270 full time lawyers and business advisors, with a team that achieved international recognition for client orientation and excellent standards of service. Viv joined Capital Law in 2007 as Partner. 

Viv is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. 

Expertise

  • Corporate HR strategy 
  • Contractual change programmes 
  • Disciplinary and grievance issues 
  • Industrial relations 
  • Redundancy programmes
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Recent work

Various manufacturing businesses
Implementation of contractual changes, working practices and terms of conditions of employment in various manufacturing situations.

British Medical Association
Whilst Legal Director of the British Medical Association, oversaw the Association’s legal department between 2013 and 2019; oversaw the legal requirements of the first junior doctor strike for 40 years.

Senior Executives
Advising Senior Executives on severance arrangements.

Corporate clients
Advising corporate clients on structuring severance arrangements and/or contractual variations.

 

Testimonials

  • He has the rare gift of being both an excellent lawyer and a sound and innovative entrepreneur. He also has a genuine commitment to protection of the environment, sustainable business and the synergy between the two.

    Stephen Tromans | KC
    39 Essex Chambers

  • Lastly for now, a huge credit must go to Catrin for her approach in driving things through to conclusion, a modern touch and one I haven’t had previously from other consultants in the locale.

    Simon Chiffi | Director of Estates & Facilities
    University of South Wales

  • I’d just like to say thank you for all your help and support for getting these 8 properties over the line. We really appreciate the support you have given us the last couple of months with these purchases.

    James Jenkins | Departmental Administrator
    Valleys 2 Coast Housing

  • Amazing effort from you all, thank you.

    Darrin Davies | Corporate Director of Development & Growth
    Valleys 2 Coast Housing

  • I have always been thoroughly impressed by the professionalism and dedication exhibited by Capital Law. However what I am more grateful for is the relationship built up with the members of the Banking and Property teams in particular. The commitment to understanding our needs and providing tailored advice has been invaluable. It can be rare to find a firm that provides such a high level of expertise with a truly client centred approach.

    I look forward to continuing my relationship with Capital Law in the near and long term future.

    Bryn Adams | Relationship Manager
    Hodge Bank

  • Stephen has been advising us on a complex environmental matter. Throughout he has been incredibly professional and has provided his advice in very short timeframes when required.

    His knowledge of and contacts within this specialist sector are very reassuring for a client and you know that you are in the safest of hands.

    He also seems to thoroughly enjoy what he does and brings great enthusiasm to the table.

    I would highly recommend Stephen to anyone considering working with him.

    Anthony Binnie | Chief Executive
    Brockwell Group