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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 trainee wins high-profile award » 04 May 16

Jayne Moyle

Watson Burton trainee solicitor Jayne Moyle has been recognised as a ‘rising-star’ of the legal scene, after winning a prestigious award.

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Employment law specialist joins Watson Burton » 08 Apr 16

Hazel Royle

We are pleased to welcome associate Hazel Royle who brings a wealth of employment expertise to Watson Burton.

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Budget 2016 - At a glance » 17 Mar 16

Richard Sowler looks at the main points from Chancellor George Osborne's latest budget.

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Academies -Budget Response » 17 Mar 16

With only around 4,500 academies currently “on the books” there are an awful lot of schools still to be converted by the announced deadline of 2020. But will those schools choose to “go it alone” or will they seek to join with existing organisations and academy chains?

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event: Summer 2016 - Construction Update » 14 Jun 16

In this, the latest in our series of Legal Updates, we’ll be shining a light into some of the murkier areas of construction law and practice.

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event: June First Friday Club » 03 Jun 16

Watson Burton and Constructing Excellence in the North East would like to invite you First Friday Club on Friday 3rd June 2016. The leading networking event for construction, architectural and built environment professionals in the North East, First Friday Club gives you the opportunity to catch up in an informal environment with others in the industry.

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legal alert: Top 10 tips for SMEs considering a successful export strategy » 16 May 16

What you need to know when taking the first steps towards international trade. Exporting is key to success in today’s global economy, with the potential for SMEs doing business overseas an increasingly attractive option. The government has previously announced plans to increase the number of exporters by 100,000 between 2012 and 2020, and the topic of international expansion has never been so popular as more and more businesses eye the scope of opportunity and potential again.

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legal alert: Burgess v Lejonvarn [2016] EWHC 40 (TCC) » 10 May 16

How many professionals have at one time or another offered advice to friends and family gratuitously in response to a problem that friend or family member is experiencing? The decision of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in Burgess v Lejonvarn [2016] EWHC 40 (TCC) comes as a stark warning to all professionals of the risks inherent in so doing.

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