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The Agents Duties and Obligations

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10 May 2009

This short article looks at the duties and obligations of an agent and points to discuss.

There are a number of regulations that apply some as a result of common law and others as a result of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.

Agents are obliged:

to act in good faith and conscientiously;

to obey all reasonable lawful instructions of the principal;

to act within the limits of their authority;

to avoid any conflict of interest with the principal;

to disclose all material facts to the principal and to refrain from divulging confidential information to third parties;

not to make a secret profit or accept bribes;

to account to the principal for property and money of the principal which is under the agents control; and

not to delegate their authority without the principal's consent.

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By Izaz Ali (izaz.ali@lawdit.co.uk <mailto:izaz.ali@lawdit.co.uk>) is a commercial lawyer who specialises in information technology law and intellectual property law with an emphasis on IT, escrow and buying and selling online businesses.


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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.



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