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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.

April 2018

30 April 2018

Many contractors have been wrongly classified as employees by public sector employers, according to the findings of a new investigation.

30 April 2018

Late payment is widespread across the entire public sector and is putting many small businesses at risk, according to new research.

25 April 2018

New research has found that over half of Brits have had to take time off work because of stress but many bosses say they don't know how to help.

25 April 2018

Four in five small businesses have unqualified staff managing their finances, according to new research.

24 April 2018

A new survey of self-employed professionals has found that confidence in the UK economy is diminishing as Brexit approaches. 

24 April 2018

More than half of UK office workers are unhappy with their workplace dress code according to new research.

23 April 2018

A new study has identified the fixtures and equipment that waste the most energy in small business premises.

23 April 2018

Small firms have been reporting areas where they can't get a reliable mobile signal as part of a new campaign by the British Chambers of Commerce.

18 April 2018

A new report predicts that UK exports of goods and services will continue to rise and will double by 2030.

18 April 2018

After many years of rapid growth, the number of self-employed people in the UK has reached a plateau, according to new Government figures.