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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.

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

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
Rising funeral costs and funeral debt is a growing problem. Read our explanation and find out what support is available
Whether you need a prenuptial agreement, what to cover, how to prepare your prenup and what effect a prenup has if you do get divorced
How to use family mediation to help you reach agreement with your partner or ex-partner over children, finances or other key issues
Key questions on restraining orders and injunctions answered, helping explain the different options and how to go about getting an injunction
How to get the right advice from your divorce lawyer without unnecessary cost: being organised and patient, compromising and managing your emotions
Where to get free legal advice to help you with divorce and family law – and the pitfalls to look out for
Information your divorce lawyer will need; a checklist to help you prepare
Agreeing the arrangements for your children: how child custody is decided, what rights the non-resident parent has and getting a court order
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?
The death of a family member is an upsetting situation. This guide will take you through the various steps involved in making suitable arrangements
When a friend or relative dies, you may need to act as their executor or administrator – paying off debts and distributing assets to the beneficiaries
Frequently asked questions about setting up trust funds for children and other members of your family, including how to set one up and tax issues
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.

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