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News Category: Commercial agents

  • 3 November 2016

    Agency Latest – Cutting Both Ways

    Many readers will conduct their sales via a commercial agent, That is to say, broadly, using the services of a self employed sales person, generally paid wholly or mainly by commission on the sales in his territory. Read more

  • 4 May 2016

    Agency Law: How much do you need to pay an agent on termination?

    Unless you are terminating the relationship with your agent on the grounds of a "fundamental breach" having been committed by the agent, you may need to make a lump sum payment to that agent. This lump sum can include notice payment, payment of commission on all orders taken up to the date of termination, commission on future orders mainly attributable to the agent's efforts for a reasonable period and a "compensation" or "indemnity" payment. Read more

  • 18 September 2015

    The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) comes into force on 1 October 2015 – are you ready?

    One of the key aims of the CRA is to consolidate consumer legislation into one piece of legislation. The CRA pulls together various provisions from over eight different pieces of legislation, which governed consumer rights pre-October 2015. The CRA also updates consumer rights to reflect the both the ongoing growth in e-commerce and the more recent growth in the digital content market. Read more

  • 20 July 2015

    Consumer Disputes: New Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) requirements

    If you are a business selling goods, services or digital content to consumers, you are likely already aware that there are major changes on the horizon. This is due, in part, to the Consumer Rights Act ("the Act"), which will be coming into force in October 2015.  The Act is an attempt to consolidate and build on the myriad of existing consumer focused legislation. Read more

  • 27 January 2015

    Competition Law: Can I stop my goods from being resold on websites such as Amazon or eBay?

    The short answer is yes but only in very limited circumstances and only where such action is not driven by a desire to impose a minimum resale price. However, many manufacturers are seeking to impose restrictions that would unlikely be upheld should they come before the courts. Read more

  • 27 May 2014

    Consumer Contracts: New Developments

    The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) will come into force and apply to all contracts entered into on or after 13 June 2014. Read more