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.

Sector specific law

Business ownership and management

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Shareholder agreements

Shareholders have relatively few, but important rights to intervene, principal amongst which is the right to appoint and remove directors.

Finance and business strategy

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Managing your creditors

Being on good terms and having clear policies is vital for working with your suppliers and other creditors. Here's how to manage the relationship.

Employment law

Marketing and selling

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FAQs

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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Debt recovery

Most businesses experience some problems getting paid on time - but unpaid debts can cause serious cash flow issues. We explain your options.

Commercial premises law

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FAQs

Leasing premises FAQs

Leasing premises is an appealing option for businesses. It gives you a secure base without the costs of buying a freehold. Read our Leasing FAQs

Health and safety

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Health and safety law

Failing to manage health and safety properly can be far more costly than getting it right. Your key responsibilities and where to get advice.

Data protection and IT

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Using software legally

Illegal software can carry viruses as well as leaving you open to prosecution. Make sure you stay within the law when you buy business software.

Intellectual property

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Registering trade marks

If a trademark is to be registered, whether a word, logo, shape, sound or smell, it must be represented graphically on the application form

Exit strategies

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FAQs

Planning to sell your business FAQs

Planning your succession is key in obtaining maximum value from the business and to secure its long-term future. Find answers to the key questions.