Hi there, I need some advice regarding the legality of my business and another within the same field. I will to include all details so you can understand the situation better. I have worked with website programming for many years now, and after leaving a business late last year I set up my own partnership venture for website design. (I carried out the programming work and the partner carried out graphical design work). It has come to a point where the partner now wants to leave the business, and I am going to set up as a sole trader instead under the old business name. Now, there is another website design company (I say company, they too are a sole trader) who offer very similar services to myself but they only deal with the graphical and CSS side of website development and at the moment they contract the programming work out to me to do. We have worked very well together on projects. I like the way this is currently run, I am allowed to offer my services through my own side of the business while also getting custom from their side and I'm sure its vice versa for them. I do not really want to merge the two business' together to create one single business, as I like being my own boss and having control over all my finances and marketing. I have also put a lot of work into my own side of this so far and don't really want to give that up. How, legally, could we both work together as two separate sole traders, one of us carrying out the graphical/css side of the website and the other carrying out the programming side of the websites? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.