Watson Burton is one of the leading commercial law firms in the North East.  With offices in Newcastle, Leeds and London we are able to offer exciting career prospects and the chance to work with highly respected national clients.

We are always looking for exciting talent to build their future at the firm and we hope that this website answers any questions you might have on working at Watson Burton. 

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with our graduate recruitment contact Claire Pringle at

Current Trainees

Meet our current trainees

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Francesca Hawker

” Watson Burton has a close-knit, family feel.”

Jane Robertson

” I can take the skills I’ve built up with me in my future career.”

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Katy Ames

“Getting the chance to communicate directly with clients has been hugely beneficial.”

Kieran Kelly

 “You are involved from the outset.”

Leah Pattison

“You are not just a number at Watson Burton.  You are valued.”

Matthew Watson

“The firm has a fantastic reputation regionally and nationally.”

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Megan Irons

“If the firm sees potential in you, they will work with you to develop it.”

Olivia Grad
Olivia Coulson

“As a trainee here, your work really makes a difference.”

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Rosie Roof

“You are continually encouraged to grow and develop your abilities.”

Sarah Stubbs

“The training here is very ‘hands-on’.”

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Sophie Robertson

“The work is challenging but the support you receive from the team is amazing.”

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