Thu 15 March | 12:00PM - 1:00PM | Your desk or portable device

Synopsis

Although the use of agents is an indispensable part of the modern commercial world, it is not always clear what makes one person the agent of another. The webinar will explore this fundamental question and progress to examine the nature of agency and how it applies (or doesn’t) to a wide range of activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn more about what defines an agent and the question of whether agency is a voluntary rather than an imposed relationship.
  • Gain a better understanding of the role of agency in both private law (contract, tort, restitution and property law) and in respect of company law, trust law and unincorporated associations.
  • Gain insights into the issues arising out of dual agency and different types of agency and alternative concepts to it.

Who should attend?

All lawyers involved in commercial transactions, litigators and general practitioners who deal with issues of agency from time to time.

Presenter


Peter Watts QC

Peter Watts QC is currently a fulltime member of Bankside Chambers in Auckland, where he practises in company and commercial law.

He is also a door tenant at Fountain Court Chambers, The Temple, London. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, and the General Editor of Bowstead & Reynolds on Agency (21st ed, 2017).