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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.

From bereavement, wills, inheritance, separation and divorce to selling a house, personal injury and traffic offences, learn more about your personal legal rights.

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Successful buy-to-let relies on ensuring the investment makes financial sense. There are also legal obligations for landlord and tenant to consider
Examples of typical financial settlements in different divorce situations: an average young family, a short marriage, a rich couple, an elderly couple
How to deal with domestic violence or domestic abuse, including both practical and legal steps you can take and where you can get help
Had an accident? Been stopped by the police whilst driving? If you have a question about a road traffic accident or offence, see our FAQs.
Family bereavement can be not only sad but difficult. You may need to register a death and make funeral arrangements, and may face financial strain.
Claiming an inheritance is not always straightforward. These frequently asked questions are designed to cover any questions you may have
From what do if there's no will to paying inheritance tax, these often-asked questions will help guide you through probate and estate administration
Inheritance tax is based on the value of your estate when you die. Careful planning can reduce or even eliminate the amount of IHT you pay
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.
There are many formalities to making a will, and many aspects you need to consider. We try to answer the most common questions about making a will
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
How to apply for a financial order when you and your partner have failed to agree a divorce financial settlement between yourselves
Divorce glossary explaining divorce and family law terms in simple English to help you understand the legal jargon used by divorce lawyers
How moving in together affects your legal position. The rights and responsibilities of cohabiting couples and what happens if the relationship ends
Divorce and children – answers to the most common questions about parents’ rights, childcare arrangements and child maintenance payments