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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.

A lasting power of attorney gives someone else the power to make certain decisions on your behalf, typically if you are no longer able to do so.

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A lasting power of attorney (LPA) gives someone else the power to make certain decisions on your behalf, typically if you are no longer able to do so
If you are worried about managing your affairs when you are older, you can appoint someone as your attorney. But what does the process involve?
When someone close loses the capacity to make decisions for themselves, you can apply for a deputyship so that you can make decisions on their behalf
Being an attorney for a family member or friend could mean that you have to make difficult decisions about that person's finances, health and welfare
Round up of key cases and updated legal advice and guidance including a case concerning comments made on social media, new guidance for shorthold tenancy landlords and a case where an employer lied about the reasons for dismissal.
We are all living longer, at great cost to the NHS, with dementia consequently becoming more common. It makes sense, then, to make an LPA. Here's how.
A useful glossary to help you understand the legal jargon used when trying to deal with creating or executing a will and other probate issues