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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 recognises Lumsden & Carroll for ‘Going the Extra Mile’ » 20 Nov 15

Lumsden & Carroll presented with award by Watson Burton partner Sarah Wilson

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Newcastle based start-up receives six-figure investment. » 11 Nov 15

One Utility Bill

One Utility Bill - which makes paying bills easier - has been advised by Watson Burton on a six-figure investment deal

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Construction team advises Clancy Docwra on a contract for pioneering Gateshead project » 16 Oct 15

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Solicitor Bal Manak negotiated a NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract with Gateshead Council

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Real estate team strengthened with new appointments » 01 Oct 15

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Associate Chris Jackson and solicitor Rebecca Joy join the firm

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event: December First Friday Club » 04 Dec 15

Watson Burton and Constructing Excellence in the North East would like to invite you to the final First Friday Club of 2015.

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legal alert: Maintaining privilege in confidential documents: staying the right side of the line » 20 Nov 15

Anthony Rance, an Associate in Watson Burton’s Commercial Litigation team, explains the implications of a recent decision of the High Court regarding the application of legal advice privilege to potentially damaging documents

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legal alert: Collective redundancies and HR1s – first prosecutions fail » 20 Nov 15

Last month you may have seen the news that the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) had decided to prosecute three former directors of City Link for failing to file an HR1 with the Secretary of State. This was understood to be the first prosecution of its type since the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act came into force more than 20 years ago.

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legal alert: Development Funding - Housing Growth Fund » 11 Nov 15

If you are small-medium size house builder looking for finance you may be interested in a new financing initiative.

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