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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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Focus on…Natalie Keyes » 13 Sep 17


Q&A with Natalie Keyes from our Construction Team.

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Trainee steps up to solicitor’s role at Watson Burton » 08 Sep 17

Rebecca Noble

Graduate trainee Rebecca Noble has been awarded a solicitor’s position at Watson Burton, following her successful completion of a graduate traineeship.

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New recruit for Watson Burton’s commercial litigation team » 10 Aug 17

Commercial law firm Watson Burton has strengthened its commercial litigation team with the appointment of a new solicitor.

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Focus on… Bal Manak » 20 Jul 17

Associate Solicitor in the Construction team

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event: First Friday Club » 06 Oct 17

Watson Burton LLP in conjunction with Constructing Excellence in the North East would like to welcome you to the First Friday Club.

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legal alert: Warning against deferring the full argument for another day » 13 Sep 17

In the case of Mailbox (Birmingham) Limited v Galliford Try Building Limited 2017, a dispute arose between the parties regarding Mailbox’s entitlement to liquidated damages and GTB’s linked application for an extension of time. The contract was terminated by Mailbox before it was completed on the ground that GTB was failing to proceed “regularly and diligently” with the works.

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legal alert: Recovery of Adjudication Costs » 06 Sep 17

In the recent case of Enviroflow Management Ltd v Redhill Works (Nottingham) Ltd, the TCC overruled an adjudicator’s decision to award adjudication costs under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (the “Late Payment Act”) on the basis of it being contrary to section 108A of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the “Construction Act”).

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