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Business law and using a solicitor

01 Oct 2014

Whatever commercial activity you are engaged in — from buying supplies to selling your product — you need to be aware of the legal issues involved.

While the full range of business law is vast, the key points the owner of a start-up business needs to know are relatively straightforward. Understanding the basics will help you avoid any legal difficulties.

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