Business law

Many people, including some leading business representatives, argue that small firms are over burdened by the weight of business law.

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Business law - overview

Many people, including some leading business representatives, argue that small firms are over burdened by the weight of business law.

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Licences and registration - overview

What follows is an overview of key laws regarding licensing and registration that affect small businesses, some of which need specific licences.

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Insurance for business - overview

Being adequately insured is essential, no matter how robust your security processes. Some insurances are compulsory whilst others are optional.

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Q&A: Trade marks

Many businesses are unaware of how much intellectual property they own or how to go about protecting it. We outline the steps you could take.

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Q&A: Data protection rules

Holding sensitive personal data on individuals is strictly regulated. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives clear guidance on storage and retrieval.

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Q&A: Patents

Once a patent has been obtained, the inventor has a monopoly on exploiting the invention for up to 20 years. We find out how to go about it.

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Q&A: Business insurance

It's important for all businesses to assess risk and to seek sufficient cover; it grants peace of mind. It also, of course, protects your business.

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Q&A: Supply contract disputes

Supply contracts set out key terms and conditions, but what should you do when a supplier's performance falls short of the mark? Here are some tips.

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Q&A: Supplier contracts

Supplier contracts don't really need to be complex, but it's worth involving a solicitor to ensure all contractual obligations are met.