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Business law and regulation

Find out more about the law and regulations your business must comply with, using our selection of legal alerts and briefings on the latest developments and best practice to apply to your business.

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  • Articles and books in the Library collection

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Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Legal Alert - March 2015


A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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Directors' Briefings and Start-Up Briefings are four-page guides written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Health and safety


Looking after health, safety and welfare is not just a legal requirement — it makes commercial sense

Employment contracts


A contract of employment exists as soon as an applicant accepts your offer of employment. A clear, reasonable contract helps you to ensure that the employee understands what is expected, and to minimise the risk of disputes. At the same time, you need to understand what your contractual obligations are, and what terms you can (and cannot) enforce.

Discipline and grievance issues


It is absolutely vital that you follow fair and transparent procedures in disciplinary and grievance matters. If you fail to do so, you could find yourself judged to have dismissed someone unfairly.

Employment law: the basics


Employment law is a complex area that is full of pitfalls. Getting it right means keeping in touch with developments, thinking out your policies and implementing them with care.

Litigation and insurance


The cost of bringing or defending a legal action can put serious financial pressure on your business, whether you eventually win the case or not.



Redundancies can be a fact of life in the smaller business, where carrying surplus staff is a shortcut to disaster. A shift in the economic or business climate, a merger or a move to a new location can all make redundancies inevitable.

Managing insurance risks


All businesses face a wide range of risks every day. Careful planning can either reduce these risks to an acceptable level, or eliminate them completely.

Being sued


Accidents, mistakes and misunderstandings can happen in any business.



Part of the skill of running a successful business is creating good relationships with your customers and suppliers, so that agreements are kept and problems can be sorted out amicably

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Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

Click on the links below to see our catalogue record and holdings for each book.

Business law and practice
A.Mavrikakis (College of Law Publishing, 2013, 557 pages)
The book explains common forms of business organisation, possible tax liabilities and aspects of trading.

Business services, partnering and outsourcing contracts- a practical guide
A.Lewis (Sweet and Maxwell, 2012, 865 pages)
A guide to the process, management, and regulation of the many types of business services, partnering and outsourcing contracts.

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