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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.

February 2018

28 February 2018

One in three small online firms in the UK doesn't export, according to a new study by the Royal Mail.

28 February 2018

New research into the health of the jobs market has found that permanent placements are up as employers shun short-term hiring.

27 February 2018

Businesses and consumers are being reminded that the old £10 notes are due to expire this week and will no longer be accepted.

27 February 2018

Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour would seek a comprehensive customs union with the EU after Brexit in a move that has been generally welcomed by business groups.

26 February 2018

Multi-level marketing (MLM) opportunities aimed at mothers that want to work from home are being investigated as reports suggest they are little more than pyramid schemes.

26 February 2018

Bigger workloads and operational inefficiencies are key causes of employee unhappiness according to new research.

21 February 2018

Older male workers employed by micro-businesses in marketing, communications or advertising are happier at work than any other group, according to new research.

20 February 2018

A new study has found that two-thirds of UK small firms are planning to dedicate more budget to marketing in 2018/2019, including social media, content and PR.

20 February 2018

UK small firms are diversifying in their choice of finance but overall demand for external funding remains very weak.

19 February 2018

UK small businesses have less legal issues to contend with, according to new research by the Legal Services Board.