About David

David is a solicitor-advocate having gained his higher-rights of audience in 2014. He qualified as a solicitor in 2013 after previously qualifying as a Chartered legal executive in 2011.

David spent over 11 years working at BT as part of the in-house legal team. He then spent two years at 3HR Corporate Solicitors, a City law firm specialising in Japanese, Chinese and Korean clients before joining Machins in 2019. He has extensive experience advising clients in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. He has advised senior HR managers and company CEOs on large scale corporate restructures and redundancies. He has conducted in excess of 150 employment tribunal hearings and has appeared before the President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Specialist practice areas

  • Employment tribunal litigation
  • Contract drafting
  • Pay and benefits
  • Discrimination
  • Working time rights
  • Whistleblowing
  • TUPE
  • Redundancy (individual and collective)
  • Dismissals
  • Trade unions
  • Employment law training

Latest news by David Rushmere

Employment tribunal capacity to be increased due to Covid

The government is introducing a series of changes to increase the flexibility and capacity of the employment tribunal system during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new measures will also allow tribunals to deal with increasing caseloads, following the abolition of employment tribunal fees in July 2017. It means there will be more remote hearings so tribunals

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