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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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An effective approach to chasing up late payments helps boost cashflow and reduce the risk of overdue payments turning into bad debts.

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.
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.
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.
If a customer pays you late, you have the right to charge them interest on that late payment. Find out how with this helpful overview.
Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.
Financial transactions can be full of jargon and technical language. Make sure you understand any credit agreement with this glossary.
You can take court action against someone if they owe you money. This tool will help you fill in the correct forms and issue a claim online.
All businesses have the right to claim interest on late payments. This briefing explains your rights and the process for claiming interest.

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