Dealing with agents
Thursday 22 March 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Appointing them, using them, parting company – where you stand in law

Commission agents, whether in the UK or overseas, can be a good route to market. An agent who achieves great sales is excellent; but if the relationship goes wrong, it can be a real headache.

Designed specifically for fashion, accessory and textile businesses in the UK – this seminar will give you the up to date information you need to enable you to take on and work with an agent. Agency Law specialists Fox Williams LLP will explain what your obligations are, and how you can protect yourself, and what to do if things go wrong.

There are many myths about working with agents. Do you believe…

That you only need a written agreement with an agent if you are a Limited Company, or registered for VAT?

That it’s OK to have an “informal arrangement” with someone who sells your product for you, to get around the provisions of European Agency Law?

That when an agent ceases to do well you can just take the business away from them without compensating them?

That if you come across another agent covering the same territory, you can just take the collection away from them and start up a new relationship?

If you answered YES to any of the above, you really do need to be at this seminar!!

The Seminar

  • Introduction to UKFT
  • What does today’s fashion agent actually DO? UKFT sets the scene
  • Stephen Sidkin of Fox Williams LLP – Commercial Agents and the Law
  • Having worked in menswear, Stephen is an avid believer in the power of brands and advises many fashion principals and agents as well as suppliers and distributors. Stephen has been publicly recognised as a leading authority on distributorship and agency law and, in particular, the Commercial Agents Regulations… read all about it on, Fox Williams’ specialist website dedicated to agency law.
  • Rachel Cook of Fox Williams LLP – Statutory compensation v indemnity on termination of the agency: doing the math.
  • Questions and answers – over a drink!

When – Thursday 22 March 2012
Registration – 3.30pm
Seminar and questions – 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Networking and drinks from 5.30pm onwards

UKFT, 3 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AR
Tel: 020 7843 9460

Tickets: £25.20 (inc VAT) UKFT Members £62.40 (inc VAT) non-Members
To register please download and return the registration form below:

File: Registration form for UKFT & FW Seminar


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