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The commerciality of our approach and high quality of our lawyers means that for the most strategically important deals, UK-wide companies know they will benefit from first-rate technical expertise, excellent value and no compromise from Watson Burton’s strong corporate finance team.

Our client relationships are built on trust and a deep understanding of each client’s business. We always aim to give much more than legal advice. We look to add value in ways that can help pave the route to future success for each client.

We are skilled in the full range of business services and achieve results within timescales, managing risk and budgets effectively.

Working from offices in Newcastle, Leeds and London, our teams of specialist lawyers provide a cohesive, accessible service, driven by a desire to provide the best for clients.

Areas of expertise include:


Watson Burton LLP is ‘genuinely excellent across the board’, with notable strength advising education, technology and financial services clients.

Legal 500, 2017

Market commentators say the team offers "good value for money and is commercially savvy."

Chambers and Partners 2018

With particular expertise in the financial services, technology and education sectors, the ‘strong and well-balanced’ team at Watson Burton LLP is praised for its 'very good service and prompt replies'.

Legal 500, 2019

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Duncan Reid | Head of Corporate

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