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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.

March 2018

28 March 2018

One in five 18-24 year-olds say they have rejected a potential employer because they were put off by the state of the premises, according to new research.

28 March 2018

A quarter of small UK retailers expect to see an increase in sales over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

27 March 2018

Confidence among UK small firms is rising according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

27 March 2018

A new study has found that busy start-up owners are devoting less than a day per month to market their business.

26 March 2018

After several years of rises, the latest labour market statistics show that the number of self-employed people in the UK has fallen by 22,000 in the past year.

26 March 2018

Uptake of shared parental leave has been slow since it was introduced but new research suggests that attitudes could be changing.

21 March 2018

Most small businesses now have a social media policy in place but new research finds that there is a significant difference between what managers expect and what employees actually do.

21 March 2018

Kitchin Table allows business women to turn their homes into female co-working spaces and build relationships with other entrepreneurs.

20 March 2018

The British Chambers of Commerce is lobbying for better mobile phone coverage across the UK as part of its new campaign, No More Not Spots.

20 March 2018

A new report reveals that the recent growth in self-employment has been driven by highly skilled freelancers not the gig economy.