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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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Triple partner promotion at Watson Burton » 03 Nov 16

Watson Burton announces the promotion to partner of Anthony Rance, Julie Farrell-Knowles and Paul Wigham

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Watson Burton In New Partnership With Lucion Services » 31 Oct 16

Watson Burton announces new partnership with national risk management group

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Watson Burton's new Trainee Solicitors » 24 Oct 16

Five university graduates are launching their legal careers, thanks to Newcastle-headquartered commercial law firm Watson Burton.

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Watson Burton advises Robert Goodman Associates » 24 Oct 16

Robert Goodman Associates (RGA) is the latest firm to join the Fairstone Group, one of the fastest growing financial services organisations and one of the largest CII Chartered Financial Planning organisations in the UK.

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legal alert: Where a contract exists before it has been executed » 28 Nov 16

In Spartafield Ltd v Penten Group Ltd [2016] EWHC 2295 it was found that the relationship between the contractor and developer was governed by a contract that had replaced a letter of intent, despite not having been properly executed.

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legal alert: Contracting without signing the Contract » 28 Nov 16

The recent case of Goldsworthy & Others v Harrison & Anr [2016] EWHC 1589 (TCC) is another reminder to ensure certainty as to contract terms before commencing work.

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legal alert: Uber decision » 09 Nov 16

Uber, the cab hire service which allows users to book and pay for cabs through a smart phone app, was taken to the Employment Tribunal by two of its drivers, James Farrah and Yaseen Aslam, on behalf of a group of 19 Uber drivers.

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legal alert: HR’s role in disciplinary proceedings » 11 Oct 16

The role of Human Resources personnel in disciplinary proceedings can vary in nature and scope. HR’s role can range from note taker, advisor on the process or an involvement in the decision making process. But recent cases have provided some guidance on the role of HR.

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