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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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Employment tribunal claims are a worrying prospect for any employer. A tribunal case is a no-win situation – even if the claim is unjustified.

Establishing a successful recruitment process and clear written employment contracts for new employees can have a major impact on your business.

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Not sure what your obligations are when it comes to employment contracts, or what to do if one is breached? Read our helpful FAQs.
Type: FAQs
All businesses should have clear, fair procedures to avoid disputes getting to tribunal, and to give them the best chance of success if one does.
Type: Article
What are employment tribunals and how can you raise a claim at one?
Type: Article
A clear and fair employment contract helps both you and your new employee understand your obligations to each other. Our overview of the key issues.
Type: Article
Facing a claim at an employment tribunal can be stressful and expensive. Find out answers to some of your frequently asked questions.
Type: FAQs
Breach of employment contract - what is it and what can you do about it?
Type: Article
Giving references - answers to common questions about what references you must give employees and the possible consequences
Type: Article
Before an employee can register a complaint to a tribunal they must submit form ET1. We explain how to handle employment tribunal claims.
Type: Article
If you're taking on staff for the first time, you'll want to avoid making any costly legal mis-steps. Your introduction to employment law.
Type: Blog
The government has pledged to protect UK workers' rights when we exit the EU - but with no deal yet agreed, the ramifications are still unclear.
Type: Blog