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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Information on rates of maternity, paternity and adoption pay, how much leave new parents are entitled to and how shared parental leave works
Running a family business brings additional challenges and opportunities. The law can help to reduce risk of things going wrong
Practical guidance on how to check that your prospective tenant or lodger has the right to rent in England
Divorce settlement FAQs – your questions answered from when to agree a financial settlement to agreeing maintenance payments and sharing out assets
Individuals have the right to ask companies to disclose any information they hold about them. This guide explains how to handle data requests.
Examples of typical financial settlements in different divorce situations: an average young family, a short marriage, a rich couple, an elderly couple
Disability discrimination: key points for the workplace - up to date guidance on what it is, ensuring you fulfil obligations, handling complaints
Disability discrimination - a handy 10-point checklist outlining key obligations employers have in this area
Whether you need a prenuptial agreement, what to cover, how to prepare your prenup and what effect a prenup has if you do get divorced
Key stages in the divorce process, from the divorce petition through the decree nisi to the decree absolute that finally ends the marriage
Who has parental responsibility, how to get a parental responsibility agreement or order, and financial responsibility for step-children
How to use family mediation to help you reach agreement with your partner or ex-partner over children, finances or other key issues
How to apply for a financial order when you and your partner have failed to agree a divorce financial settlement between yourselves
Divorce FAQs - your questions answered from what you need to prove to get a divorce to how the divorce process works
Key issues for cohabiting partners, including using a cohabitation agreement to protect yourselves, what to cover and whether it will be enforceable