Agency (Establish the existence, nature and extent of the agency:
Establish the existence, nature and extent of the agency:
- Is there an agency?
- What is the scope of the agent's authority?
Existence of an agency relationship is determined as a question of law that courts approach objectively. An agency relationship is manifested by the consent of the parties (consent of P for A to act on their behalf). Consider:
- Agency in contract law:International Harvester Co of Australia v Carrigan's Hazeldene Pastoral Co
- Agency in torts
- agency and capacity