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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 reinforces presence in Education sector with appointment to National Education Framework » 30 Apr 18

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Commercial law firm Watson Burton has further extended its reach in the education sector, following its appointment as a supplier to the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC).

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Watson Burton partners with The Social Mobility Foundation to offer a launchpad for legal careers » 10 Apr 18


Aspiring young lawyers will be supported in entering the legal profession this year, thanks to commercial law firm Watson Burton.

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Watson Burton strengthens corporate practice with new Partner » 08 Jan 18

Commercial law firm Watson Burton has further strengthened its corporate team with the appointment of partner, Marc Allison.

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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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legal alert: ACAS ADVICE ON WORLD CUP » 08 Jun 18

The World Cup in Russia is soon to be upon us with the tournament running from 14 June until 15 July 2018. Headaches of many varieties can occur during such major sporting events, whether alcohol induced or those created by more practical workplace issues. ACAS have recently published guidance to help employers identify and prepare for any such effect in the workplace.

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legal alert: TUPE warning for Multi Academy Trusts MATs » 21 May 18

The EAT recently held, in Guvera v Butler and others, that a TUPE transfer had taken place following a share sale. In the ordinary course of events TUPE does not apply to share sales but, in this case, Guvera assumed day to day control of the music streaming service, Blinkbox. That day to day control “went beyond the mere exercise of ordinary supervision or information gathering” by a parent company and TUPE was held to apply.

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