We’re here with practical legal information for your business. Learn about employment law, company law and more.

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.

Sacking an employee for gross misconduct can be tricky, and getting it wrong could lead to legal proceedings. Our FAQs explain your responsibilities.
Read our frequently asked questions about making employees redundant, including what procedures to follow and alternatives to consider.
Frequently asked questions on your responsibilities towards staff who work remotely, and the rights they have to act on behalf of your business.
Answers to FAQs about home workers, including your rights to require people to work from home or to refuse a home working request.
Answers to frequently asked questions on disciplining employees, including grounds for disciplinary action and what to do in specific circumstances.
Answers to frequently asked questions about working time rules, including exceptions and what counts as time spent working.
Want to know your obligations when it comes to equal pay for your employees, including disputes and tricky issues? Read our useful FAQs.
FAQs about flexible working, including employee rights to request flexible working and your obligations when it comes to granting requests.
Frequently asked questions on workplace discrimination, including your responsibilities to treat people equally and make reasonable adjustments.
Facing a claim at an employment tribunal can be stressful and expensive. Find out answers to some of your frequently asked questions.
FAQs people ask about dismissing employees, including disciplinary procedures and what to do about claims of constructive or wrongful dismissal.
Frequently asked questions about how to manage pregnant employees in the workplace, and employee rights to maternity leave and pay
Not sure what your obligations are when it comes to employment contracts, or what to do if one is breached? Read our helpful FAQs.
FAQs on your responsibilities to inform and consult with employees when you make business changes, if you have more than 50 employees.
Not sure what to do if an employee has filed a workplace grievance? Our FAQs answer some of your most common concerns about the law.