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Watson Burton is a leading law firm with a well-earned reputation for helping our clients succeed. Offering the full range of commercial law services, we have significant nationwide coverage providing first class legal advice from offices in Newcastle, Leeds and London. Key to the firm’s success is a combination of commercial and technical experience delivered with a personal touch, which forms the foundation of many long-standing client relationships.



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Real estate team strengthened with new appointments » 01 Oct 15

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Associate Chris Jackson and solicitor Rebecca Joy join the firm

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Leeds commercial property team boosted » 28 Sep 15


Newly qualified solicitor Matt Ramsden joins Leeds-based Real Estate team

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Legal 500 rankings 2015 » 22 Sep 15

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Watson Burton increased its number of recognised lawyers to 19

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Watson Burton revealed as most active legal adviser in North East M&A market » 15 Jul 15


Our corporate team has been named as the most active legal advisers in the North East mergers and acquisitions market for the first half of 2015.

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legal alert: A time to be civil » 01 Oct 15

Partner Chris Graham examines how organisations which suffer cyber-attacks should consider civil remedies

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legal alert: The Consumer Rights Act 2015 - how does it affect your business? » 01 Oct 15

The new legislation introduces enhanced protection for consumers. Therefore, any business that enters into contracts with consumers needs to be aware of the changes.

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legal alert: Managing your workforce during the Rugby World Cup » 30 Sep 15

Employment solicitor Kerry Waters gives some top tips to manage time off and performance issues during the Rugby World Cup

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legal alert: The end of the CDM Co-ordinator and the appointment of the new Principal Designer » 16 Sep 15

Developers and their advising consultants need to be aware that by 6th October 2015, the role of the CDM Co-ordinator will be abolished and a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor must be appointed for ALL projects - new and on-going, particularly if the project commenced prior to April 2015 and there is more than one contractor involved.

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