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Anson's Law of Contract

Anson's Law of Contract (30th edn)

Sir Jack Beatson FBA, Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (Hon), and John Cartwright
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date: 28 September 2021

p. 71523. Agencylocked

p. 71523. Agencylocked

  • Jack Beatson, Jack BeatsonA Lord Justice of Appeal, and sometime Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge
  • Andrew BurrowsAndrew BurrowsBarrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple and Professor of the Law of England and Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford
  •  and John CartwrightJohn CartwrightProfessor of the Law of Contract, University of Oxford, and Professor of Anglo-American Private Law, University of Leiden


Agency is the relationship that exists where one person (the principal) authorizes another (the agent) to act on its behalf and the agent agrees to do so. This Chapter discusses the modes of agency creation and the different kinds of agency, and the effect of agency: (a) the relations between the principal and third parties; and (b) the relations between the agent and third parties.

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