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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.

Car accidents, injuries at work, medical negligence and other personal injuries can all entitle you to make a compensation claim.

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You or your family could be injured in any number of scenarios. You could be entitled to compensation. We answer some of the most frequent questions.
Most of us have had a slip, trip or accident at some point. You may be entitled to compensation for your injury or any resulting losses.
If you have a car accident, there are some things you must do and others that will help make the situation as safe as possible as quickly as possible.
You must provide a safe workplace and manage health and safety and employees must act responsibly to minimise the risk of a workplace accident
Thousands of road traffic accidents happen every day. If your accident involves an HGV or lorry, you need to understand your rights.
If you're involved in a road traffic accident that's not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for injury and damages but do you need a lawyer?
Fear of getting ill or sustaining an injury at work can negatively impact on your peace of mind, and your performance. How to protect yourself.
Despite everyone's best efforts, workplace accidents do sometimes happen - and you may have a claim if you're severely hurt as a result. Our guide.
If you’ve been injured at work, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim. Find out your rights, and what your next steps should be.
Car insurance premiums have seen big increases due to whiplash compensation claims. What is the government planning to discourage false claims?
Law firm Beecham Peacock explains how to avoid adverse reactions or injuries from beauty treatments - and what to do if you are affected.