Agency Law is a regularly updated practical work on the law of agency, with the added benefit of precedent material. Throughout the work, the emphasis is on minimising the risks inherent in commercial agency agreements. Its in-depth explanation shows how to protect the relevant parties and how to resolve problems quickly and easily. Every type of agency relationship is covered, with all the necessary contract and commercial law included, together with related commercial activities which do not fit the orthodox definition of agency, such as franchising. It includes: * The general principles of agency law including the relationship of 'principal' and 'agent' * Specific relationships examining each kind of commercial agency agreement dealing with directors, solicitors, estate agents, insurance brokers, travel agents, employment agents, and advisers, insolvency practitioners, and general commercial agents and their clients * Key precedents * A section on Commercial Agency Regulations * New sections on Agency & the Media and Recent Cases
Part 1 Basic principles: elements of agency; agency compared with other legal relationships; relationship of principal and agent; agency rights and obligations; principals remedies; contractual relationships with third parties; authority of agents/admission/notice; disclosed principal; undisclosed principal; vicarious liability of agents in the law of torts; disposition of property; agency in its international context; partnership; agency in public law - crown immunity and criminal liability; banking. Part 2 Specific agency relationships: company law; the power to contract; directors and their liabilities; receivers; solicitors as agents; duty to clients; duty to the third parties; regulations; estate agents; commission and effective cause; regulations; insurance brokers and financial services; agents in the entertainment industry; miscellaneous including employment and travel agents. Part 3 Sources and precedents: precedents; master sales contact fully annotated; statutes - The Insurance Brokers (Registration) Act, The Employment Agency Act 1972, Financial Services Act 1986 and Regulations.
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