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Agency: Law and Principles


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1: The Nature of Agency 2: Creation of Agency 3: The Actual Authority of the Agent 4: Apparent Authority 5: Authority Deriving from Agency of Necessity 6: Ratification 7: The Agent's Liability for Breach of Warranty of Authority 8: Legal Relations between Principal and Agent: Duties the Agent Owes to his Principal 9: Legal Relations Between Principal and Agent: Rights of the Agent Against the Principal 10: Legal Relations Between Principal and Third Party 11: The Tortious Liabilities of Principal and Agent 12: Legal Relations Between Agent and Third Party 13: Termination of Agency

About the Author

Roderick Munday is a Reader in the Faculty of Law and Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Peterhouse. Dr Munday currently lectures in the Law Faculty at Cambridge on the Law of Contract, Commercial Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence, and Comparative Law. His research interests are varied, but largely centre upon the Law of Evidence, Comparative Law and legal method. Dr Munday holds a part-time visiting professorial appointment at the University of Paris II, and in the past has held visiting chairs at the University of Paris I, the University of Poitiers, the University of Kansas, the Victoria University of Wellington, and the University of Florida. Having completed his undergraduate studies in Law at Cambridge, Dr Munday began research towards a doctorate. After teaching at the Institut de Droit Compare, Universite Pantheon-Assas Paris II, he was elected into a Research Fellowship at St. Catharine's College, but shortly afterwards translated to Peterhouse as an Official Fellow.


`Review from previous edition This text is a thorough undertaking which manages to be both accessible and easy to read, yet comprehensive and scholarly in its approach.....the author manages to bring to life what is traditionally perceived as a rather dry subject by showing its direct relevance to modern commercial realities.' Severine Saintier, Legal Studies `This new work, written by a leading Cambridge academic, is in my view now the best one stop introduction to agency available for practitioners and law students alike... The quality of the work is impressive and this essential work should form part of all academic law libraries and the law libraries of any firm of solicitors or set of chambers operating in the commercial field.' Bankim Thanki QC, Fountain Court Chambers `...whether you are student, academic or busy lawyer, this is a short book from which you will find it difficult not to benefit' Andrew Tettenborn, University of Exeter `To tackle this reasonably 'new' area of the law of agency in a general book on the topic further helps to highlight the relevance of agency as a modern commercial marketing tool for businesses. Overall this contribution represents a very useful addition to the scholarship in this area and will assist many readers to further their understanding of this fascinating area' Severine Saintier, Legal Studies

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