Light and Others v Ty Europe Ltd: CA 25 Jul 2003

The claimants sought damages under the regulations. They were self employed sales agents. At first they were sub agents but upon the ceasing to trade of the main agents they had acted directly for the principal. Those agencies had been terminated.
Held: In addition to the question of whether they were agents within the directive, a claimant also had to have a contractual relationship. That did not apply here, and the claims failed.


Ward, Tuckey LJJ, Lightman J


Times 21-Aug-2003, [2003] EWCA Civ 1238, Gazette 02-Oct-2003, [2003] EuLR 858




Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (1993 No 3173) 2(1)


England and Wales


AdoptedTigana Ltd v Decoro Ltd QBD 3-Feb-2003
The claimant sought compensation after its sales agency agreement with the defendant was terminated. He had opened up several substantial sales channels for the respondent’s products within the UK. There were difficulties in the products (leather . .

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CitedLonsdale v Howard and Hallam Ltd CA 8-Feb-2006
The claimant sought damages after his agency with the defendants was terminated. The central issue was whether compensation was to be calculated at two years commission as derived from French practice or otherwise.
Held: ‘there is no clear . .
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Updated: 08 June 2022; Ref: scu.186034