Rhodes v Macalister (1923)
- An agent was instructed to sell a property for his principal, with commission being paid by the agent keeping any amount of money over a certain threshold price
- The agent sold the property at a commissionable value, but also obtained a bonus from the buyer
- Could the agency agreement be terminated without commission being paid?
- A principal need not be disadvantaged by the payment of an unauthorised commission for an agent to be liable under strict fiduciary duties
- Commission will be forfeited on any tainted services as a result of a breach of fiduciary obligations
Posted in Commercial Law Revision Notes.
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