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What is an Agency Agreement?

An agency agreement is a written contract which sets out the terms and conditions of the relationship between the principal (the business providing the products/services) and the agent (the intermediary who agrees to sell it on their behalf).

If you’re considering creating a business relationship with an agent or distributor then you are likely to require an agency agreement to protect your interests and clarify the agreement.

Using an agent or distributor to get your products or services into new markets and locations can help you expand your business without the costs of developing a retail presence or employing additional staff.

Having an agency or distribution agreement in place can protect your business by clarifying the rights and obligations of both parties, which is likely to avoid future disputes from arising.

Why use Rotheras for your Agency Agreement?

We will take the time to meet with you to find out about your business and its objectives so we can advise on whether an agency agreement or distribution agreement would be best for your needs.

If you have an existing agency or distribution agreement in place, we can review and update it or draft a new agreement for you.

We can assist with dispute resolution arising between the principal and the agent.

We can help you navigate complex UK and EU Competition laws surrounding distribution agreements.

We have substantial experience in helping agents, distributors and principals.

We can advise you on the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993 and the further protection these offer agents.

If you are an agent, we can advise you on compensation if an agency agreement is terminated. We can also advise you and renegotiate your agency agreements with your principals.

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Posted 09/30/2020

We are in the middle of launching our own packaging agency and contacted Rotheras for some professional legal advice with regards to contracts. After an initial call with Billy, he made it clear what we needed and asked plenty of questions to understand what it was we needed. He was very responsive to our questions, whether it be over the phone or via emails and made the process really simple. We had little experience in this area so it was fantastic to work with Billy, who explained everything concisely. We were also really pleased with the quick turnaround and great value offered. Would thoroughly recommend working with Rotheras.

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Jason Waghorne

Jason Waghorne

j.waghorne@rotheras.co.uk

Jason specialises in all aspects of commercial law including company and business sales and purchases, commercial contracts, company secretarial, partnerships, shareholder rights and much more.

Billy Shaw

Billy Shaw

b.shaw@rotheras.co.uk

Billy advises businesses on a range of commercial and corporate issues and is happy to assist you with buying or selling businesses, corporate mergers and shareholder agreements

Millie Moreton

Millie Moreton

m.moreton@rotheras.co.uk

Millie Moreton is a paralegal in Rotheras commercial and dispute resolution departments and is based at our Lace Market office.

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