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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 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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Budget Overview 2017 » 24 Nov 17

We take a look at the corporate and personal finance implications of the budget.

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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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legal alert: Protected conversations: keeping them “off the record” » 12 Jan 18

The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision last month in the case of Basra v BJSS Limited demonstrated the limitations of the “protected conversation” legislation contained in section 111A of the Employment Rights Act.

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legal alert: FIDIC 2017 – What’s New? » 10 Jan 18

In December 2017, FIDIC published new editions of its contracts for Construction – Red Book; Plant & Design – Yellow Book; and EPC/Turnkey Projects – Silver Book. The Green Book was not updated so the 1999 version is still to be used.

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