Areas covered.

Our Q’s and A’s – typical areas covered

Each month, we write and e-mail FREE of charge detailed “Q’s and A’s on Agency Law” to our subscribers. There are many areas covered in these publications, such as – as examples – the topics highlighted below. If you are not already a subscriber, you are welcome to e-mail us, to request that you be added to our list.


What is the position where there is no agreement in writing?

Are limited companies covered by the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993?

Would I be regarded as being a “commercial agent”?

Am I entitled to a signed agreement in writing?

Should I enter into a written agreement?

What pitfalls are commonly apparent in written agency agreements?

What are the important points to establish in a written agreement?

What sort of obligations do I generally owe to my principals?

How do I deal with any request to agree to sales targets?

What are my principals’ obligations in terms of paying me commission?

How do I check that I have been paid the correct amount of commission?

How much notice am I entitled to before my agency can be terminated?

How is compensation calculated?

Am I entitled to compensation?

How is an indemnity calculated?

Am I entitled to an indemnity?

What is the difference as between compensation and an indemnity?

Am I potentially entitled to both compensation and an indemnity?

Might I have any other rights besides a claim for compensation/an indemnity?

What is the position where my contract provides for the application of law which isn’t English law?

How do I proceed in bringing a claim following termination of my agency?

What are the sorts of claims which I should consider bringing on termination of my agency?

Is my estate entitled to bring a claim in the event of my death?

What is the position in terms of retiring and pursuing a claim for compensation?

What time limits may apply to pursuing a claim post termination?

Are post termination restrictive covenants enforceable?

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