Following the EC Report in 1996 (see Compensation cases), agents began arguing that two years' gross commission should be the starting point for awards of compensation on termination under Regulation 17(6) of the Commercial Agents Regulations (which implemented the Directive in Great Britain).
This approach gained some support from decisions in a number of cases, but was then increasingly rejected. The cases are briefly summarised below. They are now largely of only historical interest since the House of Lords' decision in Lonsdale v Howard & Hallam Ltd (4th July 2007 ). See compensation cases for a summary of the present position.
In Moore v Piretta (1999), an English High Court case, it was held that when considering the effect of a right arising under the EC Commercial Agents' Directive it was permissible to look at the law of the country in which the right originated.
In Roy v Pearlman (1999) ....................
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