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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.

16 January 2019

UK business groups have expressed their concerns about a potential no-deal Brexit after Parliament rejected the government's proposed withdrawal agreement.

15 January 2019

A survey of members of the union Prospect has found that two-thirds of EU citizens working in a range of specialist sectors say they might leave the UK because of Brexit.

15 January 2019

A new study has identified the 15 most promising places to start a business in the UK.

14 January 2019

The take-up of flexible working has stalled in the past nine years, despite Government initiatives and legislation changes.

14 January 2019

The prime minister's Brexit deal is almost as unpopular as the prospect of leaving the EU with no deal, according to a new poll of self-employed workers.

9 January 2019

New research shows that employees are more likely to take sick days in January than in any other month of the year.

8 January 2019

New research by Acas has revealed that sourcing staff with the right skills will be the biggest issue faced by businesses in the year ahead.

8 January 2019

More than 200,000 business owners have already used a new one-stop government service allowing start-ups to register their company and register for tax at the same time.

7 January 2019

Phishing, unreliable internet, cyber security and GDPR compliance top the list of the most common technology-related challenges for UK small businesses.

7 January 2019

Making Tax Digital will affect millions of small businesses from April this year but the latest data suggests more than half of all UK SMEs still don't understand what's in store.