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The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Commercial Agents Regulations), SI 1993/3053, reg 2(1) defines a commercial agent as:
‘...a self-employed intermediary who has continuing authority to negotiate the sale or purchase of goods on behalf of another person (the “principal”), or to negotiate and conclude the sale or purchase of goods on behalf of and in the name of that principal.’
This definition comprises the following required elements:
the need to be self-employed
the need to have continuing authority to negotiate
the authority to negotiate must be in relation to the sale or purchase of goods
the agent must act on b
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