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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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New recruit for Watson Burton’s commercial litigation team » 10 Aug 17

Commercial law firm Watson Burton has strengthened its commercial litigation team with the appointment of a new solicitor.

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Focus on… Bal Manak » 20 Jul 17

Associate Solicitor in the Construction team

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Watson Burton appointed to prestigious universities framework » 03 Jul 17

Commercial law firm Watson Burton has strengthened its presence in the higher education sector, following its appointment to a major suppliers framework.

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North law firm helps major academy conversions come to fruition » 21 Jun 17

Commercial law firm and specialist education advisor Watson Burton has further strengthened its presence in the education sector, having recently advised on the creation of two new multi-academy trusts in the North East.

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event: First Friday Club » 08 Sep 17

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

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legal alert: Court allows smash and grab adjudication to be challenged » 16 Aug 17

It’s well established that under a smash and grab/ slam-dunk adjudication, full payment can be claimed under a construction contract when a payment or pay-less notice has not been issued. The amount claimed will become the ‘notified sum’ and the payer is obliged to pay the sum claimed regardless of any dispute over the proper valuation of the application.

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legal alert: Personal liability for whistleblowing dismissal » 16 Aug 17

A recent decision of the EAT (International Petroleum Limited v Osipov) is a cautionary tale for employers and their staff as to the risk of significant damages, along with personal liability, where there is found to be unfair dismissal on whistleblowing grounds.

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