Starting up

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FAQS

Starting a business FAQs

If you start a business on your own, or with someone else, and don't form a company, you will be trading as a sole trader or in a partnership.

Business ownership and management

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Company administration FAQs

As well as general company admin, directors are ultimately responsible for ensuring the company complies with the law, including the Companies Acts.

Finance and business strategy

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Obtaining venture capital FAQs

Sourcing venture capital, negotiating a deal and deciding on shareholder rights and management input. What to do if things go wrong.

Employment law

Marketing and selling

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Product liability FAQs

Product liability laws cover consumer goods and goods used in a workplace. If someone ia injured by a defective product, they can sue for damages.

Contracts, disputes

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Commercial disputes FAQs

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.

Commercial premises law

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Property licences

Moving into licensed property is easier, quicker and cheaper than taking on a lease or buying a freehold property. Our overview of premises licences.

Health and safety

Data protection and IT

Intellectual property

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FAQS

Design right and registration FAQs

The difference between design right and registered designs, how much registration costs and what to do if someone claims the right to your design

Exit strategies

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Valuing your business

Establishing the value of your business is tricky. Different valuation methods can give you an idea. This guide can help you work out a fair price.

Personal law