What our lawyers say

In running your business you’re likely to come across certain legal questions or situations that you are not familiar with. We’ve used our experience in dealing with business clients and we’ve created over 80 summaries of individual legal processes for you to consider. Markel Law has created this content using feedback from our solicitors on the questions that we get asked most often. On each topic you’ll find an overview, an explanation of the different options that you may have to resolve the issue and then we provide a detailed summary of the typical steps that you can expect during each stage of the process.

Care sector

Complaints handling/duty of candour

Data protection

Data protection

Debt & insolvency

Debt & insolvency


Identifying IP or Data Theft

Enforcing restrictive covenants

Other issues including references

Misconduct/bad behaviour

Employee complaints and grievances

Employment policies and handbook

Transfer of employees/business

Termination by settlement agreement

General process

Employment contracts and status

General performance guidance


Health & safety

Special categories of worker

Electricity, fire, gas and other hazardous substances

Occupational health

Transport and driving

I'm a landlord/tenant

Commercial landlord

Residential landlord

I'm a tenant

I'm self employed

How do I protect my ideas, trade secrets and IP?

Dealing with debts and disputes

Intellectual property

Intellectual property


Commercial property

Starting my business

Overview and business planning

Debt recovery and dealing with disputes

Trading & contracts

Business to business

Business to business