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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.

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

Yuliana Topazly of BuddyWith outlines six ways that employers can make it easier for mothers returning to work in order to retain top talent.
Paralegals can do almost everything that a solicitor can and for lower fees; find out if your legal needs could be met by a paralegal.
Flexible or remote working can improve productivity and staff wellbeing. Stephen Duignan explains how to make it work in a small business.
Despite a recent campaign, it's still legal for employers to require female staff to wear high heels at work. Jane Crosby explains.
A recent European Court of Justice ruling on headscarves at work has shed new light on discrimination and office dress codes. Jane Crosby explains.
Pension-holders may be able to get the cash out of small pensions and even annuities because of an obscure legal loophole. Aaron Jones reports.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) offers help and advice to small firms complying with auto-enrolment workplace pension laws.
Firms pay penalties for not paying staff National Minimum and Living Wage - know the rates, including April changes, so you don’t get caught out too
Employers need to be careful to stay within the law when they are recruiting. Jane Crosby of Hart Brown explains how to recruit with confidence.
Bad weather and strikes make it hard for staff to get to work. Jane Crosby of Hart Brown says employers need a clear strategy for travel disruption.
Criminal record checks can be requested by individuals or employers via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Personnel Checks explains how it works.
Giving references can be tricky especially if you and your employee parted ways on bad terms. Give the right reference to avoid an employment tribunal
Parts of employment law might look straightforward, but even specialists can and do disagree over the fine details.
Jennifer Spain of law firm iLaw comments on the row over workplace dress codes and high heels and how discrimination laws affect businesses.
There is no set formula in terms of what might be offered to an employee as a severance payment under a settlement agreement. Here are some factors.