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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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FinTech: embracing the future, adapting to innovation » 14 Nov 17

Kirsty Adamson, corporate solicitor at law firm Watson Burton, looks at the impact of FinTech on financial services providers and examines both the challenges and opportunities it brings to the market.

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Graduate trainees launch their careers at Watson Burton » 07 Nov 17

Six university graduates are launching their legal careers be securing places on our graduate training programme.

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Success for Watson Burton in Legal 500 2017 » 23 Oct 17

Watson Burton’s specialist expertise - and its multi-disciplinary capabilities - have been recognised in the Legal 500 2017.

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Watson Burton advises on £3.5m IT contract for Northumbrian Water Group » 20 Oct 17

Watson Burton is delighted to have advised Northumbrian Water Group on a £3.5 million investment in its IT infrastructure.

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event: First Friday Club » 01 Dec 17

Make a Wish

Watson Burton LLP in conjunction with Constructing Excellence in the North East and our 2017 sponsors would like to welcome you to First Friday Club which is being held in support of 'Make A Wish'.

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legal alert: Limiting liability for negligence » 01 Nov 17

In Goodlife Foods Ltd v Hall Fire Protection Ltd it was found that part of an exclusion clause purporting to exclude liability for death or personal injury was of no legal effect under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (“UCTA”). However, this did not invalidate the rest of the clause that was deemed reasonable and incorporated into the contract. Hall Fire was able to rely on the clause to strike out Goodlife’s negligence claim.

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legal alert: Pinstripes or prison stripes » 16 Oct 17

Considering the challenges faced by estate agents in light of the money laundering regulations

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