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.

Every business needs to be aware of its obligations under minimum wage and equal pay laws, as well as recent pensions auto-enrolment changes.

It's essential to get your remuneration packages right to attract and retain reliable employees with the skills your business needs. Our guide.
A good pension scheme can be an invaluable benefit for attracting and retaining key senior staff. Our guide to the options available.
Incentive pay can be a good way to encourage employees, motivating them to work better for your business. Here's how to introduce a scheme.
Every business must now enrol their employees in an occupational pension scheme. Read our guide to the law and how to fulfil your duties.
Regulations covering wages and statutory pay apply to almost every business. Our guide to minimum and living wage, pay for new parents and sick pay.
Want to know your obligations when it comes to equal pay for your employees, including disputes and tricky issues? Read our useful FAQs.
What you need to do to avoid an equal pay claim and make sure your pay scheme is equal and fair for women and men
20 FAQs people ask about the minimum wage - from the current rate to who is entitled and what hours, benefits and payments qualify.
Pensions auto-enrolment and your employees: typical questions your employees are likely to have and how you can answer them
The new auto-enrolment rules can be confusing for small business owners - find out from our helpful FAQs what your obligations are.
CSOPs can be set up by any independent company, irrespective of size, and can provide benefits to all employees, or selected employees only.
In savings-related share option schemes, employees are granted options over ordinary shares in the company’s share capital, to be exercised later.
EMI schemes are designed to help small, higher risk companies recruit and retain employees by offering them tax-beneficial share options.
Employee share schemes can help you recruit, retain and incentivise employees by giving them a direct financial interest in the company's success.