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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.

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

Illegal software can carry viruses as well as leaving you open to prosecution. Make sure you stay within the law when you buy business software.
All businesses that keep any information on living people must comply with the Data Protection Act. Your responsibilities under the Act.
Communicating and selling online is subject to the same laws as 'traditional' business, and often brings added complications. Read our overview.
Must-read legal advice for small businesses about using CCTV in the workplace
Public bodies have to release information they hold on you. These tips will make sure nothing confidential gets into the public domain inadvertently.
There are specific rules for the collection and use of worker's health information. So what information can you collect and what can you use it for?
There are a number of legal issues that you need to be aware of which affect your website – particularly on a launch or relaunch of your site
A step by step guide to finding the right web designer, agreeing on the brief and time-scales and how you will deal with any problems or delays
To comply with web cookie laws, businesses are required to install a method of requesting user consent, or remove web cookies completely

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