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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.

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Some of the latest legal business news including a shock ruling on the BIG MAC trade mark, new guidance on IR35 rules and a ruling on business rates.
Understand the importance of securing data in your law firm and how an SSL certificate could help secure the data held on your firm's website.
Employers can't afford to look the other way when their staff have personal problems - but how much legal responsibility do they have to help?
With an increased digital presence come increased dangers. Hackers are out to get as many victims as they can, and British SMEs must be prepared.
In an ideal world, love would conquer all - but life doesn't always go that way. Eight times when the input of a legal professional could help.
Nervous about attending magistrates' court? Find out what to expect from the proceedings, no matter why you happen to be attending.
For employers, ensuring your premises meet UK legal requirements for health and safety can pay many dividends. What you need to do to comply.
Rules on dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know, almost year after the government guidance was published.
GDPR forced businesses to review the processes and tech managing company data. This blog looks at the business benefits of data protection rules.
The huge rise in probate fees comes into force in April. Here are the details, plus a summary of the controversy surrounding these changes.

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