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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.

18 June 2018

Debit cards have overtaken cash as the most frequently used payment method in the UK.

18 June 2018

The UK is set for its weakest year of GDP growth since 2009, according to new analysis by the British Chambers of Commerce.

13 June 2018

A self-employed plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling.

13 June 2018

Most micro-business owners in the UK think that Brexit would be damaging for the economy, according to the results of a new survey.

13 June 2018

People who want to start a business in the UK will be able to apply for a new "start-up" visa from 2019.

12 June 2018

Most business owners say that the stress of running a business has had a negative impact on their personal lives, according to a new study.

12 June 2018

The contribution of new SME workers to the UK economy is expected to drop by more than half over the next five years.

12 June 2018

New research predicts that unauthorised staff absences during the World Cup could cost UK businesses more than £13 billion.

6 June 2018

The UK freelancer body IPSE says a higher VAT threshold would stimulate small business growth and encourage innovation. 

6 June 2018

Six in ten new businesses don't last five years and only 11% are still going strong after 15 years, according to new research.