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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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Newly qualified solicitors join Watson Burton’s corporate team » 20 Sep 19

Leah Duncan and Rosie

Newcastle-headquartered commercial law firm Watson Burton has strengthened its Corporate team with the appointment of Leah Pattison and Rosie Roof as solicitors.

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Supporting National Sporting Events » 19 Sep 19


Popular national and international sporting events often attract the attention of large numbers of employees. But, when these events take place within office hours, how can the impact they make on staff be managed in a way that works for the business?

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Wordnerds and Watson Burton

An innovative North East software company has secured major investment, providing a catalyst for future growth.

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Recruitment firm moves into Derby’s Cathedral Quarter as a part of nationwide expansion » 25 Jun 19

Leeds-based Mach Recruitment agrees terms on Queen Street base.

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event: First Friday Club » 04 Oct 19

First Friday Club

Watson Burton LLP in conjunction with Constructing Excellence in the North East would like to welcome you to First Friday Club.

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legal alert: When is it too hot to work? » 25 Jul 19

Temperature gauges are rising across the UK – and your employees may be starting to feel the heat. Kerry Waters, associate at Watson Burton, looks at the implications for employers.

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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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