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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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Attention - PBX Fraud » 26 Jan 16

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Over the past two days Durham Police Cyber Team have been made aware of six businesses across the region who have had their business PBX telephone exchanges exploited, some of the bills they face run into thousands of pounds.

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Talented solicitor promoted to associate » 06 Jan 16

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Bal Manak promoted to associate in the construction team

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Drone air traffic management platform takes off thanks to funding boost from North East investors » 10 Dec 15


A revolutionary platform which will provide air traffic control and automation services for drones in all airspace across the world is launching this October thanks to a six-figure funding boost by North East investors.

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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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event: Spring 2016 - Construction Update » 01 Mar 16

Deadly Deadlines and Terrible Time Bars Lurking just below the surface of many seemingly innocuous contractual provisions is a potentially fatal trap for claimants… the dreaded condition precedent to entitlement.

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event: Employment Update - Winter 2016 » 18 Feb 16

In the first in our new series of employment seminars, we will address some of the more complex problem employee areas.

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legal alert: Just a mistake » 09 Feb 16

An Employment Tribunal in London has upheld a claim for disability discrimination against Starbucks brought by a dyslexic employee. This case should be a salutary lesson to employers.

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legal alert: Private Companies: Not enough reserves to pay a dividend? » 21 Jan 16

The solvency statement procedure for reductions of share capital by private companies was introduced as a simplified alternative to the more complex and involved process of applying to the court.

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