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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 reinforces presence in Education sector with appointment to National Education Framework » 30 Apr 18

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Commercial law firm Watson Burton has further extended its reach in the education sector, following its appointment as a supplier to the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC).

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

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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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legal alert: Is asking a Moroccan Muslim employee whether he still supported Islamic State discrimination on the grounds of race or religion? Bakkali v GMB (South) Ltd » 21 Jun 18

Mr Bakkali (who identified himself as of Moroccan origin and a Muslim) had a conversation with a colleague, during which he referred to comments made in a newspaper article about Islamic State Fighters being “confident and proficient fighters” and managing to run the country. The same colleague subsequently asked “are you still promoting IS?” which upset Mr Bakkali and resulted in an altercation. Mr Bakkali was subsequently dismissed for gross misconduct. He claimed that his colleague’s comment about IS was harassment because of race and/or religious belief and that he had suffered direct discrimination.

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legal alert: Injunctive relief – The importance of being full and frank » 19 Jun 18

When a party makes a without notice application to Court for urgent interim relief, they are under a duty to give “full and frank” disclosure. Failing to comply in full with that duty can have serious consequences, which is exactly what happened in the recent case of Banca Turco Romana SA v Cortuk & Ors [2018] EWHC 662 (Comm), where a freezing order against three defendants was set aside.

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