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1.1          This website is operated by Watson Burton LLP (Watson Burton, we, our or us), a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registration number OC306105 and whose registered address is 1 St James Gate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE99 1YQ.
1.2          These Terms of Website Use, in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, aim to outline our terms of acceptable website usage and the type of personal information we may collect, store and process in regards to your visit. We recommend that you take the time to carefully read and understand this document and our Privacy Policy. By visiting this website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described below.
1.3          These terms (Terms of Use) cover the websites registered with the following URLs:
(together referred to as the “Site”).
2.1          Watson Burton is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To access the rules, guidance and regulations binding its professional conduct please visit and follow the links to the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct.
2.2          A list of Watson Burton's partners is available for inspection at the above address.
2.3          The term “partner” is used to refer to all members of Watson Burton and any employee or consultant with equivalent status and qualification.
2.4          Watson Burton's partners, associate solicitors and assistant solicitors are all qualified “solicitors” as defined in sections 1 and 87 of the Solicitors Act 1974. They are individually registered with our professional body and subject to our professional rules. Its legal executives (some of whom are associates) are fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in England & Wales and are subject to its code of conduct. Please visit and follow the links to the specified code of conduct.
3.1          The Site is made available free of charge.
3.2          Watson Burton does not guarantee that the Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Site, at any time.
3.3          Visitors to our Site (You) are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
3.4          Watson Burton does not guarantee that the Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
3.5          You are responsible for configuring your devices, information technology, computer programs and platform to access the Site. You should use your own virus protection software.
3.6          You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is hosted or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Site will cease immediately.
3.7          You may link to the Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage Watson Burton's reputation or take advantage of it, but must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on Watson Burton's part where none exists or establish a link to the Site in any website that is not owned by you. We reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
3.8          By using the Site, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you must not use the Website.
3.9          The Site is provided by Watson Burton. Third party website developers are employed by us to develop and host the Site. Appropriate agreements are in place to ensure suitable quality control measures.
3.10        The materials contained in the Site are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. Watson Burton does not accept responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or relying on information contained in the Site.
3.11        Any issues arising from the Site, and your use of the Site will be subject to interpretation under the laws of England and Wales, and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve such issues.
4.1          Our Marketing Team have day to day responsibility for the management of the Site including:-
4.1.1          ensuring content is up to date;
4.1.2          ensuring content does not infringe copyright;
4.1.3          specifying conditions for downloading material;
4.1.4          ensuring any publicity conforms to Chapter 8 of the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2011;
4.1.5          ensuring compliance with the Equality Act 2010;
4.1.6          overseeing linking arrangements;
4.1.7          ensuring posting of a privacy notice explaining how any data collected from visitors will be managed by Watson Burton.
4.2          The Marketing Team may delegate responsibility for inputting and maintaining the Site. However, accountability for any content that is shown on the website remains with the Marketing Team who are directly supervised by the Chief Executive Officer.
5.1          The contents of the Site are protected by copyright under international law. The name "Watson Burton" is a registered trade mark, and the Watson Burton LLP logo(s) are unregistered trademarks, of Watson Burton LLP.
5.2          Users are permitted to read the contents of the Site and make copies of such content for their own personal use. They may also give copies to colleagues for their personal use provided that Watson Burton is acknowledged as the source, the text is not altered in any way and the attention of the recipients is drawn to this warning. All other use and copying of any of the contents of this site is prohibited. Copying from websites of third parties is subject to any requirements applicable to those websites.
The Site may include hyperlinks to websites operated by other parties. Watson Burton is not responsible for examining or evaluating them and their inclusion does not imply endorsement of their content. Watson Burton is not responsible for the content of external internet sites that link to this Site or which are linked from it.
7.1          Watson Burton is committed to making the Site as accessible as possible for all visitors, including those with disabilities and aims to adhere to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), standards on web accessibility for disabled users.
7.2          The standards are designed for the benefit of users to ensure that all users can access the content on the Site, including:-
7.2.1          blind users;
7.2.2          partially sighted and colour-blind users;
7.2.3          deaf users;
7.2.4          hearing-impaired users;
7.2.5          users with limited mobility;
7.2.6          users with cognitive disabilities or learning difficulties;
7.2.7          users with photo-sensitive epilepsy.
7.3          Further information is available from
Please refer to Watson Burton's Privacy Policy, which sets out how we collect, process and store personal data.
The material displayed on the Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, and subject to Watson Burton's liability for (1) death or personal injury arising from our negligence, (2) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation and/or (3) any other liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law, Watson Burton excludes:-
9.1          all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or equity;
9.2          any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any visitor in connection with the Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation, any liability for:
9.2.1          loss of income or revenue;
9.2.2          loss of business;
9.2.3          loss of profits or contracts;
9.2.4          loss of anticipated savings;
9.2.5          loss of data;
9.2.6          loss of goodwill;
9.2.7          wasted management or office time; and
9.2.8          for any other loss or damage of any kind whether direct or indirect, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
We may amend these Terms of Use from time to time. Every time you wish to use the Site, please check these Terms of Use to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
If you have any questions in relation to our Terms of Use, you can contact us by e-mailing