Business law

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

Business law
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Business law - overview

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

Licences and registration
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Licences and registration - overview

Some businesses need to register or hold a licence to operate. This summary will help you establish whether you need to register or obtain a licence.

Insurance for business
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Insurance for business - overview

Business insurance can protect you when things go wrong. We introduce the main insurances you may need and those which are compulsory.

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Licence finder

Before you can start operating certain types of businesses, you must obtain a licence. Use this Licence finder tool on the GOV.UK website.

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Q&A: Non-disclosure agreements

Alex Craig, Head of Commercial at Muckle LLP explains what non-disclosure agreements are and how they can protect small businesses.

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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.

Patents Q&A
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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: 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.