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event: First Friday Club

01 Nov 19
First Friday Club

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: You’ve just been hacked – what’s your legal response?

16 Oct 19

Anthony Rance, Partner in the Commercial Litigation team at Watson Burton provides some top tips on how to create a robust procedure which can be followed in the event of a cyber attack.

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legal alert: Mental health awareness

10 Oct 19

Mental health is finally being talked about in a more open way than it has been previously. And for some organisations, it is throwing up questions around how to support employees who have mental health issues.

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legal alert: When is it too hot to work?

25 Jul 19

Temperature gauges are rising across the UK – and your employees may be starting to feel the heat. Kerry Waters, associate at Watson Burton, looks at the implications for employers.

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legal alert: Payment before true valuation adjudication: Davenport Builders v Greer on S&T v Grove

28 Mar 19

Further to our previous article commenting on the importance of the recent Court of Appeal Decision in S&T v Grove to “smash and grab” adjudications, the Technology and Construction Court has now applied that Decision and commented in particular on the need to pay a smash and grab award before a true valuation adjudication can be commenced.

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legal alert: Brexit and the impact on your supply chain

26 Feb 19

With Brexit fast approaching it’s important to look at the risks Brexit poses to your supply chain and how to identify these risks. Although it is still uncertain what Brexit will look like and the impact it will have on your business and your supply chain, we have set out below how to assess the various risks and protect against them.

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legal alert: Illegal traveller sites update

20 Feb 19

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has recently set out his vision for simplifying the process for removal of illegal traveller encampments. The proposed changes focus on consulting on the creation of a criminal offence in respect of setting up an unauthorised traveller camp, alongside providing additional funding to local authorities.

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features: ‘Darkening skies’ or a healthy outlook?

30 Jan 19

Duncan Reid, partner and head of the corporate team at Watson Burton, looks at what 2019 has in store for corporate transactional activity.

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legal alert: Brexit - Is your business ready?

09 Jan 19

You may be sick of hearing about Brexit or worried sick about it. Either way businesses in the UK need to be prepared for any possible outcome.

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legal alert: Green light for “true value” adjudications: Court of Appeal upholds Grove decision

03 Jan 19

S&T (UK) Limited v Grove Developments Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2448

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legal alert: The do’s and don’ts of the work Christmas party

11 Dec 18

It’s that time of the year when work Christmas parties are already in full swing and people are enjoying the opportunity to loosen up and celebrate with their colleagues. The lines between work and play invariably get blurred and people are known for doing stupid things. Here are our top do’s and don’ts to help ensure you and your colleagues get through the night unscathed.

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legal alert: Is veganism a “philosophical belief” under the Equality Act?

05 Dec 18

In the wake of the resignation of William Sitwell, the editor of Waitrose Food magazine, over disparaging comments on vegans, veganism is in the spotlight and on the rise.

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legal alert: Company found vicariously liable for brain injury caused after a Christmas party

20 Nov 18

In Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2214, the Court of Appeal held a company was vicariously liable for an assault committed by its managing director on an employee after a Christmas party.

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legal alert: The dangers of using letters of intent

06 Nov 18

Case: Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited v AMEC (BCS) Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2222

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legal alert: The new Building Regulation R – High Speed Broadband

10 Feb 17

On 1 January 2017, the new Building Regulation R came into force which now requires those developing new buildings or carrying out major renovations on existing buildings to provide “in-building physical infrastructure” for high-speed internet access i.e. 30 Mbps or above.

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