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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 partners with The Social Mobility Foundation to offer a launchpad for legal careers » 10 Apr 18


Aspiring young lawyers will be supported in entering the legal profession this year, thanks to commercial law firm Watson Burton.

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Watson Burton strengthens corporate practice with new Partner » 08 Jan 18

Commercial law firm Watson Burton has further strengthened its corporate team with the appointment of partner, Marc Allison.

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Watson Burton Supports Major Civil Engineering Awards » 06 Dec 17

We've been proud to demonstrate our support for the civil engineering sector by sponsoring the ‘Going the Extra Mile’ award at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) North East Awards 2017.

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Budget Overview 2017 » 24 Nov 17

We take a look at the corporate and personal finance implications of the budget.

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legal alert: A project monitor’s duty of care to a funder » 20 Apr 18

A project monitor is responsible for checking the progress and quality of construction works on behalf of a funder and making recommendations based on the drawdown requests. The Court of Appeal recently considered the duty of care owed by a project monitor, causation and contributory negligence in the case of Lloyds Bank Plc v McBains Cooper Consulting Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 452.

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legal alert: Employers do not have to offer enhanced Shared Parental Pay. » 19 Apr 18

The EAT has confirmed that an employer’s failure to provide enhanced shared parental pay, in line with maternity pay, is not discriminatory.

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