Whether you are:

  • a manufacturer thinking of setting up a network of agents in the UK and overseas
  • a commercial agent wanting to understand your legal rights if your agency agreement ends
  • a supplier or distributor concerned to know where you stand in law

our team of experts can help you.

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 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.

Click here for our specialist agent law site.

"Fox Williams provide very strong, thoughtful and commercially relevant advice. They are consistently responsive and always make themselves available."

Chambers UK 2024

"The breadth of knowledge, delivered in a commercially sound manner, is very refreshing and the team has been my go-to on complex regulatory matters for many years. Highly regarded and recommended."

Legal 500 2024



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