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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.

17 October 2018

A new poll of small business owners has found that female leaders are more resilient than their male counterparts when it comes to handling stress.

17 October 2018

The Government has launched a pilot for a new online VAT service and is inviting more than half a million UK businesses and sole traders to try it ahead of the UK-wide launch in 2019.

16 October 2018

The burden of paying for business expenses and claiming them back is taking its toll on staff in small businesses, according to a new report.

16 October 2018

The Government is getting ready to introduce new tax rules that will affect many self-employed workers in the private sector, according to media reports.

15 October 2018

A new survey of small businesses has found that the majority plan to spend more on marketing next year than they have in 2018.

15 October 2018

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on Philip Hammond to make good on his claim that "the Conservative Party is, and always will be, the party of business" in his Autumn Budget.

10 October 2018

Over half of UK employees say they would like their employers to help them with financial planning, according to new research.

10 October 2018

New research released to mark World Mental Health Day has found that only half of UK employers have a mental health policy in place.

9 October 2018

The volume of online cyber attacks on UK businesses has increased by 34% in the three months to the end of September.

8 October 2018

Google is pulling the plug on Google+ for consumer users as it emerges that a bug in its software has caused serious data breaches.