"This clear and accessible study of the law of agency is suitable as both a useful reminder of the principles of agency law for experienced practitioners and an approachable text for those coming to the study of the subject for the first time. The work explains the general principles of the law of agency and their application, as well as the activities of particular classes of agents operating in the major commercial fields - notably, finance and banking, and international trade. Problematic areas such as the apparent authority of an agent, undisclosed agency, want of authority and ratification, and the effects of termination, are discussed in detail." "The book gives prominence to the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 and the resultant body of English and European case law, which have become a regular feature of the commercial practitioner's work."--BOOK JACKET.