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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.


Matthew Brandis
Partner, practice group leader
Litigation and dispute resolution specialist Matthew Brandis has a strong track record in winning contentious and high profile legal cases.
Simon Carroll
Senior Associate
Experienced lawyer working as part of the litigation and dispute resolution team. He deals with a variety of general commercial, corporate and regulatory disputes, often with an international element.
Nick Hallchurch
Partner, litigation and dispute resolution
Nick Hallchurch is recognised as a “highly intellectual and accomplished” lawyer in the field of commercial litigation, dispute resolution and mediation.

Although a commercial contract does not have to be in writing, it makes sense to have a clear, written agreement wherever possible.

Whatever your commercial activity, you need to understand the contracts and regulations coving the sales and purchases your business make.
Effective purchasing can have a powerful effect on your bottom line, minimising outgoings and allowing you to put your money to better use.
Inadequate trading terms can you don't get paid. Minimise bad debts by setting out clear terms of trade and make customers are aware of them.

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