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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.

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

For many businesses, a 1% cut in costs can have the same impact on profit as a 10% increase in sales. Our guide to efficient purchasing.
The cost of litigation can put you under serious financial pressure, even if you win. Read our guide to insuring against the cost of legal action.
Commercial disputes can become costly in terms of time and expense. This checklist will help you handle disputes with the aim of resolving them.
Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.
Every time you make a sale or a purchase, you enter into a contract. Read our guide to how contracts work and the most common pitfalls.
If you can't sort out a business dispute peacefully, you may have to resort to legal action. Our guide to the key steps and considerations.
Accidents, mistakes and misunderstandings can happen in any business - and you can end up facing a legal claim. How to handle things if you're sued.
Avoid cash flow problems and encourage your customers to pay on time by charging interest on late payments. Our guide to your rights.
Most businesses experience some problems getting paid on time - but unpaid debts can cause serious cash flow issues. We explain your options.
Credit control helps you optimise your cash flow and avoid late payment or non-payment. Read our guide to setting up a credit control system.
Ten practical ways your small business may be able to improve its chances of a favourable outcome when trying to settle commercial disputes
Involved in a commercial dispute? Unsure how to resolve it or what happens next if you someone threatens to sue you? Read our practical FAQs.
Domain names are an important part of your brand and intellectual property. Proper protection can help you avoid a domain name dispute.
Agents and distributors can be a great way to market your products, however there are risks and it's important to have a proper agreement in place.
Would you know what approach to use if a customer had not paid you what they owed you? These FAQs answer the key debt recovery questions.

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