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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.

You must make sure your marketing activities comply with consumer protection regulations. Any email marketing is also separately regulated.

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Online social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have moved into the business mainstream - but the law isn't always clear.
Any business that handles and stores data and uses it for marketing purposes needs to make sure they're doing so legally.
You must display certain information on product labelling, including safety information for dangerous items. Packaging must meet legal requirements.
Anti-spam law restricts the sending of unsolicited marketing emails to individual subscribers. Breaches can lead to fines of up to £5,000
Even if you have a great idea to promote your business, you still need to comply with marketing laws - or face a penalty. The rules to be aware of.

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