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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.


Jo Davis
Partner, employment practice group leader
Renowned for her “impressive negotiation skills” and “phenomenal knowledge of employment law”, lawyer Jo Davis is an employment law powerhouse.
Kathryn Fielder
Senior associate, employment law
With a legal career spanning over two decades senior associate Kathryn Fielder has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience on contentious and non-contentious matters.

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

This briefing on employment law covers recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, employee rights and what to do when things go wrong
Every business is being obliged to contribute to their employees’ pension schemes, and tough measures are proposed for companies that fail to comply.
Fair-minded employers have little to fear from employment-protection legislation. Most problems can be avoided by following simple rules.
Extended flexible working rights and tech advancements make working from home an increasingly cost-effective and attractive option.
Online social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have moved into the business mainstream - but the law isn't always clear.
Sacking an employee for gross misconduct can be tricky, and getting it wrong could lead to legal proceedings. Our FAQs explain your responsibilities.
Read our frequently asked questions about making employees redundant, including what procedures to follow and alternatives to consider.
Frequently asked questions on your responsibilities towards staff who work remotely, and the rights they have to act on behalf of your business.
Answers to FAQs about home workers, including your rights to require people to work from home or to refuse a home working request.
Answers to frequently asked questions on disciplining employees, including grounds for disciplinary action and what to do in specific circumstances.
Answers to frequently asked questions about working time rules, including exceptions and what counts as time spent working.
Want to know your obligations when it comes to equal pay for your employees, including disputes and tricky issues? Read our useful FAQs.
Regulations covering working hours apply to almost every business, and aim to improve health and safety by controlling the hours employees work.
Employment tribunal claims are a worrying prospect for any employer. A tribunal case is a no-win situation – even if the claim is unjustified.
It is absolutely vital that you follow fair and transparent procedures in disciplinary and grievance matters. Read our briefing on the basics.

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