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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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The Unauthorised Agent: Perspectives from European and Comparative Law

Edited by: Danny Busch, Laura Macgregor

ISBN13: 9780521863889
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £93.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107411333

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The focus of this book, the legal situation created when an agent acts without authority, is one of the most important issues in agency law. The analysis is divided into three sections: apparent authority, ratification and the liability of the falsus procurator. Adopting a unique comparative perspective, the contributions are drawn from many different legal systems, providing the opportunity for analysis of the European common law/civil law divide.

The analysis extends beyond Europe, however, taking into account the mixed legal system of South Africa, as well as the United States. Finally, there is a useful consideration of the Principles of European Contract Law and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 2004. This study will be an invaluable guide for those interested in the study of comparative law, international practitioners and those interested in the harmonisation of European Private Law.

  • Sheds light on the under-researched area of agency law
  • Comparative perspective deepens reader’s knowledge of the subject and makes the book accessible to a wide variety of people
  • Compares and analyses information from different national systems

Commercial Law
1. Introduction Danny Busch and Laura Macgregor
Part I. The Civilian Legal Systems: 2. French law Séverine Saintier; 3. Belgian law Ilse Samoy; 4. German law Martin Schmidt-Kessel and Ana Baide; 5. Dutch law Danny Busch
Part II. The Common Law: 6. English law Cheng-Han Tan; 7. The US restatement (third) on agency law Deborah De Mott; 8. Unauthorised agency, the American restatements and other common law countries Francis Reynolds
Part III. Mixed Legal Systems: 9. Scots law Laura Macgregor; 10. South African law David Yuill
Part IV. International ‘Codes’: 11. The principles of European contract law Danny Busch; 12. The UNIDROIT principles of international commercial contracts Danny Busch
Part V. Conclusions: 13. Comparative evaluation Danny Busch and Laura Macgregor; 14. Comparative conclusions Danny Busch and Laura Macgregor.