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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 corporate team forge ahead in mergers and acquisitions market » 16 Jan 17

Commercial law firm Watson Burton has been recognised as one of the North East’s most active dealmakers, following a highly successful 2016 for its corporate team.

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£750k funding boosts Gateshead software firm’s growth plans » 14 Dec 16

Watson Burton LLP assists Gateshead-based Orchid Software to securing £750k in funding from FW Capital.

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Watson Burton advises on education sector deal » 12 Dec 16

Featured in The North East Times Magazine

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New Solicitor Appointment » 05 Dec 16

Emma Jackson has been appointed a solicitor to the corporate department.

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event: First Friday Club February 2017 » 03 Feb 17

Construction industry networking event

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legal alert: Establishing lack of solvency to avoid paying Adjudicator’s Award » 04 Jan 17

In LXB RP (Crown Road) Ltd v Squibb Group Ltd [2016] EWHC 2669 (TCC) the court enforced an adjudicator’s decision even where the Defendant had concerns about the Claimant’s solvency.

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legal alert: Dooba Developments Ltd v McLagan Investments Ltd » 15 Dec 16

An example of literal interpretation of contract wording, based on grammatical correctness

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legal alert: Protected conversations – “improper conduct” » 09 Dec 16

In July 2013 the concept of "pre-termination negotiations" was introduced (sometimes known as “protected conversations”). This followed case law which narrowed the scope for employer’s to rely on “without prejudice” conversations.

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