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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.

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May 2019

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More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook.

One in five UK sole traders is preparing for proposed off-payroll reforms even though the new IR35 legislation won't affect them, research has revealed.

A new study has found that small business leaders interfere in people management more than they do in other business disciplines.

Twelve months after the introduction of new data privacy legislation, many organisations are struggling to meet their obligations.

Nearly one in three ethnic minority employees has been told to adopt a "western work name" by their boss, according to a new study.

New research from MoneySuperMarket reveals the most and least expensive places to insure a home.

New research from MoneySuperMarket reveals the most and least expensive places to insure a home.

Following recent publication of its new report, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) wants employers to gain a better understanding of obesity.

The Prime Minister's latest offer to allow MPs a vote on a second referendum if they back her EU Withdrawal Bill has been more warmly welcomed by the CBI than by many MPs.

There are 374,000 more employees in the UK working from home when compared to 10 years ago, according to new TUC analysis.

According to recent research, the UK is the world’s 13th best country in which to start a business.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) believes “Britain’s jobs boom” will continue into the next quarter, as “employers shrug off the uncertainty around Brexit with new hires”.