HABIB v. ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Mag. App. No. 17 /57)) [1957] SLSC 1267 (24 September 1957);

The prohibition against dealing in diamonds by unlicensed persons in s.l8(3) of the Alluvial Diamond Mining Ordinance, 1956 is absolute and includes the unlicensed
servants or agents of licensed dealers; the common law right of a person to employ an agent to buy or sell goods on his behalf is expressly taken away by the section (page 31, lines 12-20; page 32,
lines 10-12; page 32, lines 21-27).

Search Summary: 

Agency-formation-common law right to employ agent

Contract-illegal contracts

Law Report Citation: 
1957-60 ALR S.L. 24