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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.

What particular regulations do specific types of business (such as a hotel, or a printer, or a taxi firm) need to follow? We explain some of the key legal issues to consider for 200 types of business.

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.

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Introduction to the UK justice system, the role of the Crown Prosecution Service, jurors and HM Court and Tribunal's Service and an overview of possible sentences.
Commercial disputes can and do arise and victory does not guarantee you will get what you are awarded. Here's a guide to commercial disputes.
Blockchain will be an enormous force for change across multiple industries, and the legal profession is no exception.
As your business grows, the time might come when you consider outsourcing. What do you need to consider before handing over control?
There are two categories of litigation, commercial or civil and the procedures have crucial differences. This article explains them both and the types of dispute that can lead to litigation.
Overview of the debt recovery options and processes when you are owed money by a limited company.
When you appoint a lawyer, both parties have ethical responsibilities to ensure a strong lawyer-client relationship
If you're in financial difficulties and struggling to repay a debt, all is not lost. You still have rights and can stay in control - find out more.
Instead of protecting trade secrets, NDAs are now frequently used to silence employees - but the tide is turning. Upcoming changes to be aware of.
Nervous about attending magistrates' court? Find out what to expect from the proceedings, no matter why you happen to be attending.
Business disputes are costly. Keisha Williams explains how to resolve disputes without going to court; and how to avoid them in the first place.
An injunction can stop the other side in a dispute from disposing of assets to stop you enforcing your rights. Find out how to get an injunction.
How contract law could have prevented the pro gay marriage wedding cake row
Inadequate trading terms can you don't get paid. Minimise bad debts by setting out clear terms of trade and make customers are aware of them.
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