Briefing notes

(and why your social media targeting may be unlawful) When a consumer visits your website, will they be targeted by you with advertisements next time they log in to their Facebook or Instagram account? If so, do you know whether you are complying with the...
Using a distributor – commit a criminal offence! Could you commit a criminal offence for something done by your distributor? The answer, scarily, is “yes”. Where your distributor acting in that capacity (that is, as your distributor)...
Could you commit a criminal offence for something done by your agent or distributor?  The answer, scarily, is “yes”.  Where your agent or distributor acting in that capacity (that is, as your agent or distributor) commits a tax...
Why the dog should wag the tail As a supplier how important is your name or brand?  The answer which is invariably given by most suppliers is that it is extremely important.  Name or brand – they mark you out from your competitors. ...
A disability, unfortunately, can affect anyone.  But, in the context of a commercial agent who is an individual, there are particular legal issues of which a principal needs to be aware.  The Commercial Agents Regulations A disability can...
Interpreting a distributorship agreement Interpretation is a key aspect of humanity. Incorrect interpretation of words, speech, actions, and reactions can have fatal consequences. On a lesser scale, the same is true of distributorship agreements in...
The appointment of an agent who then goes on to appoint one or more sub-agents is fairly common.  But despite being fairly common, less certain is the application of the Commercial Agents Regulations both to agents and sub-agents.  What is the...
But on what terms? The terms in question are those of the supplier. All too often a distributorship agreement will: fail to refer to the supplier’s terms and conditions of sale; or conflict with the supplier’s terms and conditions of sale;...
Resale prices are important at all stages of the supply chain. But, the issue of resale prices is also one which can cause legal concern. This is particularly so when a supplier seeks to impose the resale price on its buyer.  At the retail level, the...
Could there be opportunities for suppliers, principals, distributors and agents alike as a result of the UK leaving the EU, without a deal?  Stephen Sidkin , a partner at Fox Williams LLP, mulls things over. The question may seem counterintuitive, but...