Bowstead & Reynolds on Agency, 21st Edition

ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: L16462-E21
Product Type: S.O. Bound Supplemented Publications - INT
Binding: hardcover
Publication Date: 2017-12-31
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell (U.K.)
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Description

Common Law Library 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 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

Coverage:

  • 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

CONTENTS

  • 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
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