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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.

Employment tribunal claims are a worrying prospect for any employer. A tribunal case is a no-win situation – even if the claim is unjustified.

Employment tribunal claims are a worrying prospect for any employer. A tribunal case is a no-win situation – even if the claim is unjustified.
Your former employee must register their complaint on form ET1, stating their name, address, grounds of complaint and what outcome they want.
Facing a claim at an employment tribunal can be stressful and expensive. Find out answers to some of your frequently asked questions.
From reclaiming your business' property to ensuring your confidential information is kept secret, you must make sure that everything you do is legal.
Use the interactive forms from the Tribunal Service website to make an employment tribunal claim, or respond to a claim filed against you.

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