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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 advises major international tech investment deal » 23 May 19


Newcastle-based commercial law firm Watson Burton has advised artificial intelligence (AI) company GoodVision Ltd on a major restructure and investment.

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Funds set to climb for St Oswald’s Hospice thanks to charity trek » 01 May 19

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Two trainee solicitors at commercial law firm Watson Burton are embarking on the journey of a lifetime to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle.

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Watson Burton shows strong resilience in franchise market » 30 Apr 19


Commercial law firm Watson Burton has highlighted its growing presence in the franchise market by announcing that it worked on transactions in the sector worth approximately £3.5 million in its last financial year (May 2018-April 2019)

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Watson Burton continues to grow Real Estate team with hire of new associate » 15 Mar 19

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Newcastle-based commercial law firm Watson Burton has further strengthened its Real Estate team with the appointment of an experienced associate.

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legal alert: Payment before true valuation adjudication: Davenport Builders v Greer on S&T v Grove » 28 Mar 19

Further to our previous article commenting on the importance of the recent Court of Appeal Decision in S&T v Grove to “smash and grab” adjudications, the Technology and Construction Court has now applied that Decision and commented in particular on the need to pay a smash and grab award before a true valuation adjudication can be commenced.

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legal alert: Brexit and the impact on your supply chain » 26 Feb 19

With Brexit fast approaching it’s important to look at the risks Brexit poses to your supply chain and how to identify these risks. Although it is still uncertain what Brexit will look like and the impact it will have on your business and your supply chain, we have set out below how to assess the various risks and protect against them.

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