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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 revealed as most active legal adviser in North East M&A market » 15 Jul 15


Our corporate team has been named as the most active legal advisers in the North East mergers and acquisitions market for the first half of 2015.

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Watson Burton helps tech firm secure million pound investment » 08 Jul 15


Our Leeds-based corporate team has helped a tech company which is leading the field in new touch-technologies to complete a £1million investment round which will see staff numbers grow in sales and engineering.

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Budget Overview July 2015 » 08 Jul 15

Tax expert and retained counsel for Watson Burton, Richard Sowler, gives a run down of the key points from the July 2015 Budget.

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Corporate team advise on European tech acquisition » 22 Jun 15


Watson Burton's corporate team advise mobile gaming platform Palringo on the acquisition of a Finnish game developer for an undisclosed amount.

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event: First Friday Club - September 2015 » 11 Sep 15

First Friday Club - 11th September 2015

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legal alert: Right to rent » 24 Aug 15

The Government has recently published new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration. Landlords in England will be expected to both carry out “right to rent” checks on each tenant’s immigration status before allowing them to move in and also to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the United Kingdom. This announcement follows a pilot scheme which has been running for a year in the West Midlands. Any repeated failure with regard to checking immigration status will be an offence carrying maximum penalties of a fine or up to five years imprisonment.

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legal alert: Fair dismissal for Facebook comments » 12 Aug 15

The EAT has held that it was fair to dismiss an employee who made derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook, despite the fact the postings had taken place two years before dismissal and that the employer had been aware of them throughout that period.

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legal alert: Social media - protecting your business » 07 Aug 15

In this golden digital age, whether or not your business is tech savvy and embraces social media can mean the difference between making or breaking a company or brand.

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