About us

The European Directive on self-employed commercial agents and the UK Regulations springing from it are resulting in an ever increasing body of case law – much of which is either unsatisfactory or contradictory. Yet, despite this, the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (which came into force on 1 January 1994) are still largely unknown.

The Regulations fundamentally alter how the relationship between a principal and agent is governed. The Fox Williams’ agentlaw team are a dedicated group of lawyers from different disciplines within Fox Williams who have an in-depth understanding of this relationship. We have a wealth of experience in this area and routinely act for both agents and principals. The team provides specialist technical expertise in relation to the rights and obligations of agents and principals arising out of the Regulations. We also provide practical, commercial advice for agents and principals on all aspects of the agency relationship, from revising agency agreements to bringing proceedings upon termination.

We tackle difficult issues head on and suggest realistic answers.

This web site gives an insight into how the agency relationship is governed and how the Regulations and applicable case law are determining the future of the relationship.  The information contained on this web site will enable you to keep up-to-date with recent developments and provide you with key information on the establishment, operation and termination of agency agreements.