The following Commercial practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
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This Practice Note considers the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Commercial Agents Regulations), SI 1993/3053 which implement the Council Directive 86/653/EEC. It covers the definition of a commercial agent, the distinction between primary and secondary activities of a commercial agent, the scope and application of the Commercial Agents Regulations and the impact of the Commercial Agents Regulations upon the agency contracts and relationships to which they are applicable.
The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, SI 1993/3053 (the Commercial Agents Regulations) came into force on 1 January 1994. They implemented Council Directive 86/653/EEC on the coordination of the laws of member states relating to self-employed commercial agents (the Commercial Agents Directive).
The Commercial Agents Regulations impose various terms on the relationship between principal and commercial agent, many of which the parties may not exclude by contract. In particular, they normally entitle the agent to a payment on termination of the agency arrangement. For further information, see Practice Notes:
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On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title guarantee which implies standard form covenants for title. A landlord may give a title guarantee when granting a lease, but this is rare in practice.
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Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element—hence the label voluntary manslaughter) but which are reduced to
This Practice Note considers the legal concept of mistake in contract law. It examines common mistake, mutual mistake, unilateral mistake, mistake as to identity and mistake as to the document signed (non est factum). It also considers the impact of each of these types of mistake on the contract and
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