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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.

As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.

Illegal software can carry viruses as well as leaving you open to prosecution. Make sure you stay within the law when you buy business software.
All businesses that keep any information on living people must comply with the Data Protection Act. Your responsibilities under the Act.
Communicating and selling online is subject to the same laws as 'traditional' business, and often brings added complications. Read our overview.
Why you need to take data protection legislation seriously, your obligations, plus information on the penalties you might face if you breach the Act.
How to go about purchasing hardware, software and IT systems for your business, licencing and what to do if your IT solution fails to work properly
Legal issues surrounding your website, including domain registration and protection, content, and the legal statements you're required to include
Using CCTV in the workplace is subject to data protection and human rights law. So what must employers do to avoid breaking the law?
Public bodies have to release information they hold on you. These tips will make sure nothing confidential gets into the public domain inadvertently.
There are specific rules for the collection and use of worker's health information. So what information can you collect and what can you use it for?
There are a number of legal issues that you need to be aware of which affect your website – particularly on a launch or relaunch of your site
How your business can use individuals' personal data. Managing privacy, individuals' rights, security and data breaches
Choosing a web address is a vital part of launching a business. Here are the legal issues you need to be aware of when registering a domain name.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law in 2017 but many small businesses are not ready for the changes, says Billy Leonard.
How to protect your data; hackers are targeting professional services businesses, including law firms, to access financial and client information.
EU General Data Protection Regulation becomes law in 2018 and affects firms with data on EU citizens including UK SMEs post-Brexit. Are you ready?

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