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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 report reveals north east technology sector needs skills boost » 06 Jun 16

North East technology firms are being hampered by a skills shortage in the region, according to the results of a new joint research project between Watson Burton and NECC.

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Watson Burton trainee wins high-profile award » 04 May 16

Jayne Moyle

Watson Burton trainee solicitor Jayne Moyle has been recognised as a ‘rising-star’ of the legal scene, after winning a prestigious award.

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Employment law specialist joins Watson Burton » 08 Apr 16

Hazel Royle

We are pleased to welcome associate Hazel Royle who brings a wealth of employment expertise to Watson Burton.

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Budget 2016 - At a glance » 17 Mar 16

Richard Sowler looks at the main points from Chancellor George Osborne's latest budget.

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event: Summer 2016 - Employment Update Effective Conciliation and Settlement » 20 Jul 16

Over the past two years, early conciliation through ACAS has resolved approximately 70% of all Employment Tribunal claims. Other measures introduced, including protected conversations, have also prompted employers to negotiate settlements as an alternative to dismissal. To use these measures effectively, employers still require some understanding of exposure to compensation and the protection afforded by the legislation is often misunderstood.

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event: Key Terms in Drafting Appointments and How to Manage/Avoid Claims » 19 Jul 16

When negotiating the terms of your appointment with the client, it is crucial to get the terms right. Not only can this help with the on-going management of the project relationship but it can also help protect in the event of problems or even claims against your business.

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legal alert: When Contracts Become Binding by Conduct » 21 Jun 16

The recent case of Reveille Independent LLC v Anotech International (UK) Ltd [2015] EWHC 726 (Comm) does not relate to a construction contract but is interesting nevertheless as it deals with whether a contract can come into force by conduct, even if it states that it needs to be signed by both parties to be binding.

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You may have seen from our previous article entitled ‘Register of persons with significant control: Who’s in charge?’ that changes are being made to the way in which companies update the public register held by Companies House. We have outlined below some further information on those changes.

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