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Mark Egner and Sarah Lennox join the team » 26 Nov 14

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Two new appointments at Watson Burton

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Latest edition of Briefly Legal out now » 25 Nov 14


Read the autumn/winter 2014/15 Briefly Legal online now

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Watson Burton sponsors CECA-NE Environment Company of the Year Award » 20 Nov 14


Lumsden & Carroll presented with award by Watson Burton partner Sarah Wilson

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watson burton sponsors snowflake ball » 11 Nov 14

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Watson Burton headline sponsor for The Sick Children's Trust festive fundraiser

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event: First Friday Club » 05 Dec 14

The final First Friday Club of the year - December 2014

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legal alert: The new government models » 26 Nov 14

As part of its aim to reduce the cost of construction, as articulated in its “Construction 2025” strategy, the government has been keen to trial new methods of construction procurement. As part of this overarching strategy, the government seeks to reduce construction costs by 15-20% before the end of the current parliament in May 2015 – apparently through reducing waste as opposed to cutting margins.

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legal alert: Do’s and Don’ts for Expert Witnesses » 24 Nov 14

If you or your colleagues ever act as an expert witness, it is worth considering the judgment of Akenhead J in the recent case of Weatherford Global Products -v- Hydropath Holdings Ltd and Others [2014] EWHC 2725 (TCC).

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legal alert: Holiday Pay - Overtime to be included » 24 Nov 14

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that payments for overtime which employees are required to work (though which their employers are not obliged to offer as a minimum) will form part of normal remuneration and therefore should be included when calculating holiday pay.

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