Bowstead & Reynolds On Agency, 23rd Edition | 2023


Bowstead & Reynolds On Agency, 23rd Edition | 2023

Author Edited by Peter G. Watts
Publication Date December 2023
ISBN 9780414117457
Hard Cover 
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell

"Bowstead & Reynolds on Agency" is an indispensable reference for commercial practitioners. As part of the long-established Common Law Library, this new edition updates all relevant aspects of law related to agency agreements, encompassing contract law, administrative law, tort, commercial/company law, property law, and conflict of laws.

Key Updates in the 23rd Edition:

- Implied Limits and Proof of Authority: New text on implied limits to actual authority and the burden of proof for authority.
- Sub-Agency and Indemnity: Expanded discussion on sub-agency and the agent's right to indemnity.
- Vicarious Liability and Undisclosed Principals: Updates on vicarious liability and issues concerning undisclosed principals.

Key Cases Included:

- Bribes and Secret Commissions: *Wood v Commercial First Business Ltd* [2021] EWCA Civ 471.
- Capacity and Authority: *Law Debenture Trust Corp Plc v Ukraine* [2023] UKSC 11 on capacity, actual, and apparent authority.
- Actual and Apparent Authority: *Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc* [2023] UKSC 25.
- Quantum Meruit for Services: *Barton v Morris* [2023] UKSC 3 on the scope of quantum meruit for services by an agent.
- Agent's Liability: *Barclay-Watt v Alpha Panareti Public Ltd* [2022] EWCA Civ 1169 on agent's liability for misrepresentation and joint tortfeasance.

The text also incorporates new cases from Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand, ensuring it remains a comprehensive and current resource for agency law.

Contents of Bowstead & Reynolds On Agency, 23rd Edition | 2023:

1. Nature of the subject
2. Creation of agency
3. Authority of agents
4. Agency of necessity
5. Sub-agency
6. Duties of agents towards their principals
7. Rights of agents against their principals
8. Relations between principals and third parties
9. Relations between agents and third parties
10. Termination of authority
11. Commercial agents
12. A note on the conflict of laws
Appendix 1 – Commercial Agents Regulations, 1993

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