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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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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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New trainee joins Watson Burton's graduate programme » 27 Apr 17

Newcastle-based commercial law firm Watson Burton has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to developing its future workforce, by announcing a new addition to its graduate programme.

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How are changes in regulation affecting the financial services sector? » 12 Apr 17

It has been nearly a decade since the first clouds of the approaching financial crisis emerged - and the resulting economic and political impact paved the way for increased regulation of the financial services sector.

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Safeguard your data, safeguard your business » 29 Mar 17

Chris Graham, head of Watson Burton law firm’s Commercial Litigation, Fraud and Employment team – and member of the Management Committee of the NE Fraud Forum - explores the challenges facing businesses in the cyber security arena.

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legal alert: Joint Insurance – what happens when an uninsured event occurs? » 21 Jun 17

The Supreme Court decision in Gard Marine and Energy Ltd v China Chartering Company [2017] looked at the issue of joint or co-insurance, commonly used in construction projects between the employer and contractor.

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legal alert: Contractor’s All Risks Insurance » 21 Jun 17

Contractor’s All Risks (CAR) insurance provides cover against accidental physical damage to construction works. This includes damage caused by fire, explosion, storm, flood, burst pipes, vandalism and theft.

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