I believe Sorcha Monaghan and David Rushmere are thorough, fair, and transparent in fighting cases, and establish justice. I would highly recommend Machins Solicitors LLP to anyone seeking experts in employment law
Legal 500 2024
David Rushmere is not only very pleasant and professional, his depth of experience is evident and he’s clearly an expert in his field. David takes the time to understand the detail. His communication is excellent and his expert advice clear. Most importantly to me, David understands my personal priorities and aims in bringing, and has shown great respect for my beliefs and values
Legal 500 2024
David Rushmere’s knowledge of his field, and his ability to interpret, explain and communicate complex law and related issues is remarkable. He is an expert communicator and negotiator
Legal 500 2024
David Rushmere is excellent. He is experienced, has worked at a high level in the sector and can bring that knowledge and understanding to what was, in my case, a relatively minor matter.
Legal 500 2023
David was incredibly efficient and resolved this matter for me with expediency. Friendly, professional service.
Great professional service.
David Rushmere has been extremely attentive to our business needs. He has always sought to get to know the business, to fully understand it, before giving his expert opinion and guidance. His business insight and guidance means that he often exceeds his brief in order to build a long term partnership/relationship.
Legal 500 2022
David was engaging, understanding and came across as a confident person
Without your expertise and professionalism we couldn’t have achieved such a positive result.
David was engaging, understanding and came across as a confident person.

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

A logistics company has been granted an injunction against an employee to prevent him poaching its staff and working for a competitor.

The case involved JM Solutions UK Ltd. Its two directors lived in Romania, and since the Covid pandemic they communicated with staff via email and telephone. The employee, referred to as Dave, was the company’s office and sales manager, and was responsible for dealing with customers and negotiating rates. His contract of employment contained a

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