This week is Good Divorce Week, an annual campaign initiative by Resolution, a national organisation of family justice professionals who aim to work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Resolution has over 6,500 professional members The initiative’s purpose is to promote a practical and constructive approach to family problems and
TestimonialsDavid 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 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
- Working time rights
- Redundancy (individual and collective)
- Trade unions
- Employment law training
Latest news by David Rushmere
Machins Solicitors has achieved seven practice area recommendations in the latest edition of Legal 500 UK including one Top Tier ranking in the area of family law for the third year running. Among the areas of expertise in which the firm is regarded includes corporate and commercial, employment and family as well as dispute resolution,
An employment tribunal had been wrong to hold that an employee’s alleged menopausal symptoms did not amount to a disability for the purposes of a discrimination claim. That was the ruling of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in a case involving Leicester City Council and one of its childcare social workers, Ms Rooney. Rooney had
A supermarket assistant was discriminated against when managers didn’t believe he could be intimidated by a 5ft 4in woman. The case involved Mr T King, who is 6ft tall, and his Tesco line manager, known as JF, who was five months pregnant at the time. King also worked for the Aylesbury Fire Service and was
A woman who stumbled across a workplace WhatsApp group featuring racially abusive remarks about her has been awarded nearly £25,000 for unlawful harassment on the grounds of sex, race and religious belief. The case involved Mrs Muna Abdi who worked as an operations clerk for Deltec in Hounslow. She was originally from Somalia and moved
The Employment Tribunal has ruled that a child care centre acted unfairly when it dismissed a nursery worker over allegations that she encouraged children to kick and taunt a colleague. The case involved Miss S Flynn who had been the team leader in the baby room at the Tender Loving Childcare Centre in Kirkintilloch, Scotland
The Employment Tribunal has ruled that Sainsbury’s acted unfairly when it dismissed one of its workers after she had called her boss a “young idiot” on Facebook. The tribunal heard that 68-year-old Ms A Spence had worked for the supermarket chain for 24 years and had never before faced disciplinary action. In 2017, her daughter
The Employment Tribunal has ruled that a manager who spread sherbet on his desk to make it appear like drugs had been “foolish and insensitive” but did not deserve to be dismissed. The case involved Mr D Buchholz, who worked for Geze UK Ltd, a company that supplies products, for door, window and safety technology.