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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's new Trainee Solicitors » 24 Oct 16

Five university graduates are launching their legal careers, thanks to Newcastle-headquartered commercial law firm Watson Burton.

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Watson Burton advises Robert Goodman Associates » 24 Oct 16

Robert Goodman Associates (RGA) is the latest firm to join the Fairstone Group, one of the fastest growing financial services organisations and one of the largest CII Chartered Financial Planning organisations in the UK.

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MBO sees Leeds office of accountancy firm Montpelier operate as Buckle Barton » 10 Oct 16

Following a management buy-out (MBO), the Leeds office of accountancy firm Montpelier is again operating as Buckle Barton. Andrew Francey of Watson Burton LLP advised the MBO team.

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SME fund acquires specialist engineering firm » 06 Oct 16

A Newcastle engineering company which specialises in the design, construction and maintenance of facilities like cleanrooms and laboratories has been acquired by Enact, an SME fund managed by private equity house Endless.

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event: Drafting design contracts and how to manage / avoid claims » 29 Nov 16

Construction Breakfast Seminar

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event: First Friday Club November 2016 » 04 Nov 16

First Friday Club November 2016

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legal alert: HR’s role in disciplinary proceedings » 11 Oct 16

The role of Human Resources personnel in disciplinary proceedings can vary in nature and scope. HR’s role can range from note taker, advisor on the process or an involvement in the decision making process. But recent cases have provided some guidance on the role of HR.

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legal alert: Adjudicating Counterclaims » 26 Sep 16

Sarah Wilson, Partner in the Construction Team at Watson Burton LLP, looks at the recent case of Lulu Construction Ltd v Mulalley & Co Ltd [2016] EWCH 1852 (TCC)

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