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Setting up a business involves complying with a range of legal requirements. Find out which ones apply to you and your new enterprise.

While poor governance can bring serious legal consequences, the law can also protect business owners and managers and help to prevent conflict.

Whether you want to raise finance, join forces with someone else, buy or sell a business, it pays to be aware of the legal implications.

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

Marketing matters. Marketing drives sales for businesses of all sizes by ensuring that customers think of their brand when they want to buy.

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

Whether your business owns or rents premises, your legal liabilities can be substantial. Commercial property law is complex, but you can avoid common pitfalls.

With information and sound advice, living up to your legal responsibilities to safeguard your employees, customers and visitors need not be difficult or costly.

As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.

Intellectual property (IP) isn't solely relevant to larger businesses or those involved in developing innovative new products: all products have IP.

Knowing how and when you plan to sell or relinquish control of your business can help you to make better decisions and achieve the best possible outcome.

From bereavement, wills, inheritance, separation and divorce to selling a house, personal injury and traffic offences, learn more about your personal legal rights.

16 January 2018

Up to 30,000 suppliers, many of them small businesses, are owed money by the failed construction firm Carillion.

16 January 2018

More than half of those employers who pay the apprenticeship levy are unhappy with the current system and want to see it replaced with a training levy, according to new research.

15 January 2018

Businesses will no longer be able to charge customers for using credit and debit cards as new EU rules take effect.

15 January 2018

New research shows that 11% of Brits plan to start a business in 2018 and 24% plan to work for themselves at some point in the future.

10 January 2018

MicroBizMatters Day, a social media event aimed at the smallest businesses, takes place this week on Friday 12 January.

10 January 2018

Skills shortages are reaching critical levels, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

9 January 2018

Small business owners are heading into 2018 with increased pessimism because of rising costs, weak growth and flagging consumer demand.

9 January 2018

UK productivity improved in the third quarter of 2017 but it remains to be seen whether this is a turning point or a blip.

8 January 2018

In the first three working days of 2018, the UK's top bosses made more money than the typical UK full-time worker will earn in the entire year.

8 January 2018

Research reveals that 67% of meetings attended by the average small business employee are a waste of time because they don't achieve their goal.