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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.

September 2017

27 September 2017

A Europe-wide survey has found that workers in the UK are most likely to leave their current job with many employees actively looking for a new position.

27 September 2017

New research has found that the gender pay gap for the UK's 3.3m managers is wider than previously thought.

26 September 2017

Small businesses in the UK are "a legion of fundraisers" with more than seven in ten donating to good causes, according to new research.

26 September 2017

At least one third of working parents are struggling to manage both childcare and job responsibilities, according to new research.

25 September 2017

Tens of thousands of self-employed drivers could be put out of work by Transport for London's decision to revoke Uber's licence, according to IPSE.

25 September 2017

Three-quarters of UK small businesses have not set aside any budget to deal with the aftermath of a cyber attack and even those that have underestimate the potential costs.

20 September 2017

HM Revenue and Customs has launched the Growth Support Service, aimed at mid-sized UK businesses that have plans to grow.

20 September 2017

Confidence among UK small firms has tumbled to its lowest level since the wake of the EU referendum.

19 September 2017

Small business owners have been warned that they need to be even more careful with record-keeping as HMRC targets SMEs over tax avoidance.

19 September 2017

Almost one third of businesses admit that they are slow to adopt technological innovations, according to a new study.