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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.

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

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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.
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 GDPR.
How to go about purchasing hardware, software and IT systems for your business, licensing 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 you need to be aware of when building your website, from intellectual property protection to advertising and distance selling rules.
Data protection is crucial, especially in the digital world. Navigating these changes pose many questions for organisations today.
Our latest guide on data protection laws. Make sure your business is compliant with GDPR.
This blog explains the legal requirements involved in setting up a successful business website, from a privacy policy to complying with GDPR.
Consumers are used to various elements of their life being tracked but how do they feel and what are the moral implications of deeper customer analytics?
Cybercriminals target business data and hold it to ransom. Law firms are at increasing threat due to the sensitive nature of the data they hold. Here's how they can stay safe.
Keeping legal client's data and information secure is essential - especially when a case may hinge on the information you hold.