The court was asked whether the the appellant was a commercial agent of the defendant within the regulations, and so would be entitled to compensation on termination of the agency.
Longmore LJ said: ‘It does not follow that every agent acting on behalf of the principal is necessarily a ‘commercial agent . . ‘
Longmore LJ, Laws L, Lloyd L
 EWCA Civ 700,  CLC 1,  4 All ER 1253,  1 All ER (Comm) 104,  ECC 30,  2 Lloyd’s Rep 303,  Bus LR 1527
Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 2(1)
England and Wales
Cited – Claramoda Ltd v Zoomphase Ltd (T/A Jenny Packham) ComC 13-Nov-2009
The former distribution agent sought to claim under the Regulations. The defendant said that the claim had not been notified as it should, within one year. The agency was for the sale of fashion items. Termination had been informal, stating that it . .
Cited – Rossetti Marketing Ltd v Diamond Sofa Company Ltd and Another QBD 3-Oct-2011
The claimants sought compensation under the 1993 Rules. The defendants denied that the claimants were agents within the rules, since they also acted as agents for other furniture makers.
Held: Whether a party is a commercial agent within the . .
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Updated: 16 February 2021; Ref: scu.347424