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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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Corporate team advise on European tech acquisition » 22 Jun 15


Watson Burton's corporate team advise mobile gaming platform Palringo on the acquisition of a Finnish game developer for an undisclosed amount.

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Watson Burton first law firm in the region to help tech start-up secure funding from new investment syndicate » 03 Jun 15

Fit Gurus

Our corporate team has advised on one of the first investments in a UK company by a ground-breaking new investment syndicate.

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Exit planning: lock in value » 20 May 15

Duncan Reid

Most entrepreneurs think about plans for the sale of their business, but few make the time to plan effectively. Here, Duncan Reid, head of corporate at Watson Burton sets out what entrepreneurs should consider, and how early they should start to think about preparing for sale.

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Watson Burton sponsors Constructing Excellence in the North East award » 12 May 15

CENE Awards May 2015

Partner Sarah Wilson presented the CENE award for Integration & Collaborative Working

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event: Construction Seminar: Summer 2015 - Contract Update » 15 Jul 15

Summer 2015 - Contract Update: 15 July

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legal alert: TUPE and Construction Frameworks: a Summary of Pitfalls » 18 Jun 15

We often receive queries about transferring both incoming and outgoing staff under Framework Agreements. I thought it would be useful to explain what is required under the TUPE legislation (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations) and what is typically contained in Framework Agreements.

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legal alert: Employers, Take Notice: ISG Construction vs Seevic College » 10 Jun 15

If employers needed reminding further of the importance of serving a timely pay less notice, then this recent TCC decision really ought to do the trick.

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legal alert: The Queen’s Speech: Employment Law Reform » 28 May 15

Yesterday, the Queen opened Parliament by announcing 26 pieces of legislation proposed by the first Conservative Government in almost 20 years.

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