Do you know your rights? Do you know about the EC Commercial Agents Regulations?

As a sales agent, you should understand the importance of a sales agency agreement.
FACT: Without a properly drafted sales agent contract, you are potentially massively under-protected.

Can you afford to not have a sales agent contract in place? Or to have an out-of-date or improperly drafted sales agent agreement?

Our Legal Pack has been designed specifically to satisfy the legal requirements of UK sales agents when dealing with principals for the sale of goods and services.

You will:

  • Maximise your protection under the Commercial Agents Regulations
  • Know the Law
  • Protect Your Business
  • Take Control

As a sales agent, you have a set of rights under the EC Commercial Agents Regulations (CAR). Why? Sales agents lack normal ‘employment’ rights, as they are not directly employed (they are self-employed). Therefore, the CAR provides agents with security and stability in their profession. However, if you allow the principal to arrange the agency agreement it may well limit your security and rights.

In the event of unlawful termination or breach of contract by the principal, sales agents will normally have a claim for loss of future income, or ‘damages’ resulting. These damages can take the form of either ‘compensation’ or indemnification’, depending on the terms of the sales agent contract in place (or lack of such). Do you know which should apply to maximise your best interests?

Damages claims can be greatest where the agency agreement in place is correctly drafted with the sales agent in mind – rather than the principal.
Then in the event of a dispute with a principal, you can potentially use the full extent of the law against that principal to maximise your legitimate claim for your loss of future income.

Now by using AgentBase’s specially designed and exclusive Legal Pack, you can utilise the expertise of specialist agency law solicitors to your advantage. This pack utilises their expertise and experience to enable you to understand key legal issues, and to prepare your own agreement (in direct consultation with them if required at no extra cost) using our sales agent agreement template, that will maximise your rights and protection.

The Legal Pack is designed to be a ‘solution in a box’ for all basic requirements. You will not have to spend any more money on legal preparations (unless you require specific changes or require additional input from the lawyers), and you can use the sales agent contract template as many times as you like. It gives you essential peace of mind.

We and our lawyers believe this represents exceptional value for money for you.

Pack Contents
  • Agency Agreement Template
  • Article: Goods & Services – What’s the Difference?
  • UK Agency Law Detailed Briefing
  • EC Directive (Summary)
  • EC Directive (Full)
  • FAQs
  • FREE consultation with lawyer
Agency Agreement Template

This represents YOUR fundamental best interests. It is up-to-date and ready to go – just top and tail it with your details and those of the principal.

Article: Goods & Services - What’s the Difference?

It would seem a simple question with a simple answer. Not so. And the answer could make a huge difference to your protection.

Article: Commercial agents and software - goods rather than services?

In a sensational recent development transactions involving computer software may now be categorised as “sale of goods” for the purposes of the Regulations.

UK Agency Law Detailed Briefing

This summarises the key legal and commercial considerations when appointing a sales agent, including the application of the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 (as amended in relation to indemnity or compensation upon termination).

Full and Summary Details of EC Regulations

The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 – the original governing law on all agency relationships in the UK, as derived from the original 1986 Directive applicable throughout the EC.

UK Agency Law FAQs

Written in plain English, in an easily digestible Question and Answer (Q&A) format (these are often also known as FAQs). This is invaluable.

A Direct Introduction to the lawyer

The Lawyer with whom we developed the pack can assist you to fine tune your agency agreement, and answer any specific questions that you may have.

Cost

£POA
(Prices are subject to VAT and payable in advance)