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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Bowstead & Reynolds On Agency 20th ed with 1st Supplement isbn 9780414055483

Bowstead & Reynolds On Agency 20th ed

Edited by: Peter G Watts

ISBN13: 9780414028302
New Edition ISBN: 9780414055483
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414022904
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Bowstead and Reynolds on Agency is an essential reference source for all commercial practitioners; both barristers and solicitors. Frequently cited in courts both in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the Commonwealth.

This established title covers the role of both agent and principal in contract, tort, commercial, company and property law, it combines articles, commentary and illustrations that will give you a better understanding of the law.

Part of the long-established Common Law Library, this new edition incorporates recent changes and developments in law and practice integrated into each chapter.

Highlighted new commentary includes:-

  • Objectivity and the onus of proof in relation to the concept of authority and ratification
  • Apparent authority from a course of dealing
  • Being put on inquiry as to defects in an agent’s authority
  • Restitutionary and accessory liabilities of principals
  • Ministerial agents
  • Appointment of agents by mentally incapacitated persons
  • Duties of sub-agents owed to the principal
  • Agents who work for competing principals
  • Agents’ conflicts of interest, and duties of confidentiality
  • Proprietary remedies for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Agents’ liability to third parties
  • The agency powers of trustees
  • Ratification by companies
  • Updating on "commercial agents”
  • Revision of material on the conflict of laws

  • Provides analysis of case law with a range, depth, and authority fitting to this book’s Common Law Library branding
  • Examines the creation of agency
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the authority of agents, including issues of onus of proof
  • Covers the application of agency law to companies; and the interrelationship of agency law and the law of trusts
  • Includes new material on the application of agency of necessity to the conduct of liquidators and administrators
  • Analyses the equitable duties of agents and sub-agents owed to principals
  • Covers the other duties of agents towards their principals
  • Examines the relations between principals and third parties based on apparent authority
  • Covers the restitutionary quantum meruit; and agents’ liens
  • Addresses agents’ liability in tort to third parties; procurement of and other involvement in the wrongs of others
  • Updates the material onbreach of warranty of authority
  • Covers the effect of a principal’s mental incapacity on agency, and the effect of liquidation and dissolution of companies on agency
  • Provides coverage of the law relating to commercial agents
  • Addresses the relevant law on the conflict of laws

Commercial Law, Common Law Library
Nature of the subject.
Creation of agency.
Authority of agents.
Agency of necessity.
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.