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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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Watson Burton Supports Major Civil Engineering Awards » 06 Dec 17

We've been proud to demonstrate our support for the civil engineering sector by sponsoring the ‘Going the Extra Mile’ award at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) North East Awards 2017.

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Budget Overview 2017 » 24 Nov 17

We take a look at the corporate and personal finance implications of the budget.

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FinTech: embracing the future, adapting to innovation » 14 Nov 17

Kirsty Adamson, corporate solicitor at law firm Watson Burton, looks at the impact of FinTech on financial services providers and examines both the challenges and opportunities it brings to the market.

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Graduate trainees launch their careers at Watson Burton » 07 Nov 17

Six university graduates are launching their legal careers be securing places on our graduate training programme.

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legal alert: Out of sight out of mind: When does a decision to suspend an employee become a breach of contract? » 15 Dec 17

The Ministry of Justice was recently ordered to pay an employee over £286,000 in damages after he became depressed and unable to work following a protracted suspension period. The Court’s judgement in this case is a sobering reminder that disciplinary investigations should be progressed without delay and suspension should be as brief as possible and kept under review.

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legal alert: Your chance to have your say on the 2011 changes to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and retention practices by 19 January 2018 » 13 Dec 17

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has launched 2 consultations.

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legal alert: Waving goodbye to Privilege – You can never be too careful » 12 Dec 17

A recent decision has provided a timely reminder of the importance of legal professional privilege and how easy it is for such privilege to be waived inadvertently, with the result that documents which would otherwise be protected by privilege are suddenly opened up for disclosure.

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