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(p. 105) Part II The law of agency 

(p. 105) Part II The law of agency

MA Clarke

, RJA Hooley

, RJC Munday

, LS Sealy

, AM Tettenborn

, and PG Turner

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date: 24 February 2020

This chapter offers an introduction to the law of agency. It first examines the legal concept of agency, focusing on the definitions of agency and how agency differs from other power–liability relationships. It then looks at examples of types of agent, such as auctioneers, directors, partners, and solicitors and counsel. It also considers agents who play a particular role in commercial transactions, namely: factors, brokers, del credere agents, confirming houses, and commission agents. Finally, it discusses the agency law in the European Union and the harmonisation of the law via the Geneva Convention on Agency in the International Sale of Goods, held in 1983.

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