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 Mags Rutherford at

Current Trainees

Meet our current trainees

Dillon Bloomfield

“It’s a great environment to be part of.”

Megan Irons

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

Bronagh Irvine

“I knew that Watson Burton was where I wanted to train.”

Luke Meredith

“The training programme is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an experienced team of professionals.”

Amy Mullen

“You are involved in high quality work for fantastic clients.”

Leah Pattison

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

Olivia Potter

“The Watson Burton team was fantastic throughout the whole application process”

Rosie Roof

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

Matthew Watson

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

Trainee Blog

Gap Year?

Think that you won’t hear from us following your training contract offer? First year trainee Amy Mullen tells a different story … I was offered my training contract in the summer of 2017 t…

Trainees are go!

Trainee Rosie Roof talks about the competitive nature of Watson Burton trainees. I was both excited and nervous before I started my training contract with Watson Burton in 2017. However, two weeks bef…

Moving to Newcastle in 10 easy lessons

Solicitor Jessica Brain talks about the move to Newcastle to start her training contract. Before starting my training contract with the firm, I had been living and working as a paralegal in Yorkshire.…
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