Compensation on termination of agencies
Vero Consulting are highly experienced at helping principals ensure they only pay the appropriate compensation* due to their former agents when their agency ends or is terminated. Drawing on this wide experience we work with principals and their lawyers throughout the process to ensure they only pay the fair compensation due to the agent.
When an agency ends or is terminated, an agent may ask the principal for compensation*. We will support the principal and their legal team to quantify the reasonable compensation payable in accordance with the Regulations and latest case law, to respond to an agent’s compensation claim, assist during negotiations, mediations and throughout this challenging process.
We have acted in many compensation cases and most have settled following negotiations. We have also given evidence in several leading reported cases (further details here), and in each case where we acted for the principal we have helped ensure they only pay the fair compensation due.
In exceptional cases when claims do not settle by negotiation, we have prepared expert reports on the compensation due in compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules on expert evidence and also given oral evidence in Court on these claims.
In additional, drawing on this wide experience we can advise principals on managing the risk of large claims by designing strategies to reduce their exposure to large compensation claims.
We utilised the services and expertise of Mr Charles Lazarevic of Vero Consulting Limited during a recent agency valuation project. We found his knowledge and understanding of the area to be highly professional and extremely competent, we were able to completely trust the advice he presented to us. His ability to provide “real world” experience in the matter was invaluable.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Vero Consulting in any agency valuation matter.
Charlie Pillans, CEO, Q Medical Technologies Ltd
* Regulation 7, 8 and 17, The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993
Charles Lazarevic is the author of the chapter on the valuation aspects in Commercial Agency Agreements: Law and Practice (4th Edition, 2015).
The team have acted in numerous cases across a wide range of industries, including: multi-agency businesses, retailing of soft drinks, personal healthcare products, branded shoes, tobacco, bathroom appliances, as well as software, freight forwarding, air cargo, industrial precision measuring equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft spares, bulk handling equipment, medical supplies, medical diagnostic equipment.
Alex Berry v Laytons & Anor  ECC 34,  EWHC 1591 (QB)
The case highlighted the risk of professional negligence when advising on the termination of agency agreements. Charles Lazarevic was appointed by Laytons and quantified Alex Berry’s damages arising from Laytons’ alleged negligent advice. Further details are available here.
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