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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.

15 November 2017

New YouGov research for Amazon has found that nearly one in four UK SME retailers (23%) is planning to participate in Black Friday this year, up from 14% last year.

15 November 2017

A new survey has found that more than half of UK consumers believe that every business should be required to give some of their profits to charity.

14 November 2017

The average value of small businesses in the UK is dropping, with restaurants and cafes in London being hit the hardest according to new research.

14 November 2017

UK small businesses need to build partnerships in order to achieve their growth ambitions, according to a new report.

13 November 2017

Two leading business groups have warned that lowering the VAT threshold could be "a disaster" for small businesses.

13 November 2017

Four in five Brits have thought about starting their own business, according to new research.

8 November 2017

Penny Power and Gail Thomas have joined forces to launch a new high street café chain aimed at business owners and the self-employed.

8 November 2017

Extending auto-enrolment to gig workers could boost their retirement income by at least £75,000, according to a new study.

7 November 2017

Most employers say they check out job applicants on social media but new research finds that one in five job candidates also "stalks" prospective employers online.

7 November 2017

A new study by Innovate UK has found that many businesses are unaware of the key criteria investors are looking for when they are trying to get funding.