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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.

July 2017

26 July 2017

As many small businesses across the UK continue to struggle to appeal against big rises in their business rates, the Federation of Small Businesses has described the new system as a "total shambles".

26 July 2017

High rates of employee absenteeism within small businesses are damaging profitability, according to new research.

25 July 2017

Small businesses are increasingly concerned about the lack of funding options available to them in the run-up to Brexit.

25 July 2017

New research shows that employees are increasingly unsure what is acceptable to wear to work as office dress codes become more relaxed.

24 July 2017

One in five UK professionals has been discriminated against in an interview according to new research - and age is the biggest issue of all.

24 July 2017

Two-thirds of UK workers say tiredness negatively affects their productivity at work, according to new research.

19 July 2017

More transparency and greater respect for employees would improve the way people view the world of business according to a new report.

19 July 2017

Businesses will no longer be able to charge customers a fee for paying by credit or debit card after January 2018.

18 July 2017

The latest study of UK productivity has found that most workers admit to wasting at least an hour a day.

18 July 2017

The UK's national economic development bank has increased its support for small businesses and has invested in more than 59,000 SMEs in the past year.