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In this assignment, we critically discussed the duties of an agent by referring to relevant case law in the area of agency law. We further analysed the general and fiduciary duties of an agent such as i) the duty to follow the lawful and reasonable instructions of the principal, ii) the duty of care and skill,iii) the duty to avoid conflict of interest, iv) the duty to account, v) the duty not to delegate authority etc. By the end of the assignment case study, students are able to apply relevant case law in the area of agency law.

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Kush, K Jonathan (2020) "Critically discuss the duties of an agent by referring to relevant case law in the area of agency law" 123 Writing [Online] at https://www.123writing.com/sample/critically-discuss-the-duties-of-an-agent-by-referring-to-relevant-case-law-in-the-area-of-agency-law

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Kush, J.K. 2020. Critically discuss the duties of an agent by referring to relevant case law in the area of agency law. 123 Writing. Retrieved from https://www.123writing.com/sample/critically-discuss-the-duties-of-an-agent-by-referring-to-relevant-case-law-in-the-area-of-agency-law

Business Law Case Study


Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the case, students should be able to:
  • Define and understand the key features of an agency relationship.
  • Analyse the general and fiduciary duties of an agent such as i) the duty to follow the lawful and reasonable instructions of the principal, ii) the duty of care and skill,iii) the duty to avoid conflict of interest, iv) the duty to account, v) the duty not to delegate authority etc.
    Apply relevant case law in the area of agency law 

 

"An agent is subject to a number of duties imposed by the general law as legal incidents of the agency relationship. Where the agency is contractual, some of the duties may take effect as implied term in the contract, or be modified by its express terms. However, certain duties are imposed on the agent automatically." 

Critically discuss this statement by referring to relevant case law in the area of agency law.

 

1.0 INTRODUCTION


In this business law case study assignment, we critically discuss the duties of an agent by referring to relevant case law in the area of agency law. We will further analyse the general and fiduciary duties of an agent such as i) the duty to follow the lawful and reasonable instructions of the principal, ii) the duty of care and skill,iii) the duty to avoid conflict of interest, iv) the duty to account, v) the duty not to delegate authority etc. By the end of the assignment case study, students will be able to apply relevant case law in the area of agency law.

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