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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.

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

Ten practical ways your small business may be able to improve its chances of a favourable outcome when trying to settle commercial disputes
The cost of legal action could put serious financial pressure on your business. Insurance could help cover the cost of bringing or defending a claim.
All businesses have the right to claim interest on late payments. This briefing explains your rights and the process for claiming interest.
Most businesses experience problems getting paid on time by their customers. Good credit control helps to prevent this becoming a serious problem.
Optimising cashflow and avoiding bad debts are key to any successful business. Find out how to set up a good credit control system for your business.
Accidents and mistakes can happen in any business. You could end up facing a legal claim. This briefing could help you if you are being sued.
Successful businesses create good relationships with customers and suppliers. However, when things go sour, you may have to resort to using the law.
Involved in a commercial dispute? Unsure how to resolve it or what happens next if you someone threatens to sue you? Read our practical FAQs.
Domain names are an important part of your brand and intellectual property. Proper protection can help you avoid a domain name dispute.
Agents and distributors can be a great way to market your products, however there are risks and it's important to have a proper agreement in place.
Would you know what approach to use if a customer had not paid you what they owed you? These FAQs answer the key debt recovery questions.
Commercial disputes can become costly in terms of time and expense. This checklist will help you handle disputes with the aim of resolving them.
Bad publicity can spread at phenomenal speed, especially via social media. Swift action can resolve problems before they become a problem.
If you have a 'retention of title' clause in your terms of trade, you can get your goods back if a customer doesn't pay. This article tells you how.
Selling to overseas customers can be good for growth, but the risk of non-payment is higher. Find out what steps you can take to ensure you get paid.

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