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Bowstead and Reynolds on Agency

Bowstead and Reynolds on Agency
23rd Edition
Series:  Common Law Library
ISBN:  9780414117457
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  19 Dec 2023
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Bowstead & Reynolds on Agency is the essential reference source for commercial practitioners. Part of the long-established Common Law Library, this new edition updates all relevant aspects of law and how they relate to agency agreements, including contract law, administrative law, tort, commercial/company law, the law of property and the conflict of laws.

The 23rd edition has been fully updated to take account of all developments in agency, including new text on:

  • implied limits to actual authority and onus of proof of authority;
  • sub-agency, and agent’s rights to indemnity;
  • vicarious liability;
  • and undisclosed principals.

The text has been updated with all key cases, including:

  • Wood v Commercial First Business Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 471 on bribes and secret commissions
  • Law Debenture Trust Corp Plc v Ukraine [2023] UKSC 11 on capacity, actual and apparent authority
  • Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc [2023] UKSC 25 on actual and apparent authority
  • Barton v Morris [2023] UKSC 3 on scope of quantum meruit for services by agent
  • Barclay-Watt v Alpha Panareti Public Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1169 on agent’s liability for misrepresentation and joint tortfeasance
  • And new cases from Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand

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  • Nature of the subject;
  • Creation of agency;
  • Authority of agents;
  • Agency of necessity;
  • Sub-agency;
  • Duties of agents towards their principals;
  • Rights of agents against their principals;
  • Relations between principals and third parties;
  • Relations between agents and third parties;
  • Termination of authority;
  • Commercial agents;
  • A note on the conflict of laws;
  • Appendix 1 – Commercial Agents Regulations, 1993


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