According to the newly published survey, “Future of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO), 87% of in-house counsel noted that it is more difficult to manage legal risks related to company data than compared to five years ago. Additionally, 69% of those surveyed say they have seen an increase in spending on managing legal risk and compliance over the last five years. The survey was conducted by UK legal journal Legal Business in partnership with Clutch Group in December 2013 and received responses from over 200 senior in-house lawyers in the UK, Asia, and the US.
The Legal Business survey also revealed that LPOs have a large role to play in helping companies tackle large data and help companies mitigate risk. Highlights of the survey include:
*80% of respondents say they expect to see the Legal Process Outsourcing industry expand and improve its services over the next five years.
*58% of respondents say that LPOs and law firms need to work together on compliance and risk matters.
*37% of in-house lawyers say that LPOs are better equipped than law firms to use advanced technology and to use data and risk analytics.
*In-house counsel are using LPOs primarily for investigations and due diligence exercises; general litigation support and eDiscovery are close seconds.
*The UK LPO market is less developed than the US: 38% of UK-based respondents say they have used LPOs for legal work, compared to 50% in the US.
*An increase in the level of civil litigation is seen as the biggest driver behind rising legal costs. Greater scrutiny from regulators is close behind.
According to Alex Novarese, Legal Business’ Editor-in-Chief, “Our survey demonstrates the tremendous challenges and pressure facing today’s in-house counsel. From rising costs to exponential growths in data, in-house counsel are looking for efficient and cost-effective strategies to manage these new realities. If alternative providers can satisfy blue-chip clients – and a sizeable group of clients report that they do – they will keep moving up the value chain.”
These survey results and comments are in line with a number of expert predications that the next five years will see new market disrupters that begin to change the fundamental nature of legal service delivery. These new LPOs will not just focus on lowering the cost of legal services, but will try to reinvent the model altogether. There will be continued experimentation in developing new platforms for delivering legal services that will allow in-house counsel to focus on high level advisory work rather than routine assignments work. In all, the future looks bright for the LPO industry.
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They specialize in UK immigration law. Immigration lawyers usually work for huge Law consultancy firms whose clients include individuals and business in UK and also overseas.
The immigration lawyers provide complete assistance from preparing of applications to enter and to stay in any part of United Kingdom and all the formalities those are needed before the immigration in Tribunal or High court. The client can stay assured that the immigration lawyer would fulfill all the necessary formalities without any hazard. The client dont have to waste time fulfilling all those time consuming formalities and thus they have more time to concentrate on their respective businesses.
The immigration lawyers assist the clients in a wide range of functions from visa applications, to sponsor license applications and in advising of compliance management. All the immigration lawyers are well qualified to provide immigration law advice and representation to the client. The immigration lawyers commit clients a lot of functions which make the client assured that they are giving their responsibilities in the right hand. The immigration lawyers provide legal expertise whatever is needed for a complete immigration from one country to another. There are certain laws and regulations which are to be complied to while the process of immigration. The immigration lawyers also provide their clients with clear and professional advice which are very much needed by the client as they are not aware of all legal amendments. The immigration lawyers also provide effective advocacy to their clients who are very necessary and crucial. The immigration lawyers are usually very empathetic, friendly and provide reliable service which is very much expected by the clients. They also try to provide practical and affordable solutions so that clients remain satisfied and dont have to spend more than what are required. Above all, if we see the case histories of the immigration lawyers in UK, then we can well understand the consistent record of their success.
The immigration lawyers also play a major role in business visa applications. No matter whether one needs a temporary visa to visit UK on a term basis for any small project or a long term business immigration solution, the immigration lawyers have solutions for all cases. Thus, when it comes to anything regarding immigration, it is wise to consult an immigration lawyer without wasting any time searching for information and trying do sort out things yourself. The visas can be of various types like tier 1 which consists of the investors. Similarly tier 1 also constitutes of entrepreneurs, post study worker and anybody who possess an exceptional talent and have a proof of it like any certificate or award by any apex authority. Tier 2 visas are provided to skilled workers and inter company transferred employees. Tier 5 visas are meant for temporary workers.
Dreaming of working in one of the top countries of the world is a common phenomenon among people, especially from countries where opportunities of success and earning more are lesser comparatively do developed countries. Highly skilled professionals from various countries often take a flight to such countries. The United Kingdom or the UK is also one of most developed nations in world where people come from various parts of the world with a hope to earn more and make career in the right profession. National Government is also well aware of this (after getting thousands of visa application every month for work permit or UK work visa). And keeping the same in mind, immigration program was brought into effects in December 2001 for the duration of declaration of highly skilled Migrant Program.
Main object behind these policies was to draw the attention and persuading skilled professionals in the UK. Immigration department attract skilled people in the UK by offering immigration visa along with permission of Permanent Residency or Right of Abode in the UK. The amazing program truly brought a revolutionary change as more and more highly skilled professionals from various parts of the world flock to the UK with a hope of having Right of Abode along with better earning opportunity.
However, for residents of the European countries, visa is not mandatory. It is for those who are non-EU residents. If you are also one of them dreamt of working in the UK, you need work permit that is issued by the immigration department after getting some essential documents and following a certain criterion. Applying for the work permit is never so easy. For this having proper knowledge and understanding of European Immigration Law is also very important.
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Executive Summary What we are going to discuss here is whether or not a creditor can come to Guatemala with a judgment from a foreign (Non Guatemala) court and enforce it or make it collectible in Guatemala. We will look at the complications involved and the chances of success which are miniscule at best. I would like to point out that this is a topic not covered by our competition. There are collection law firms that discuss international judgement collection but they are trying to sell their services. In spite of this I have never seen one collection law firm getting enthusiastic about collecting foreign judgements. It is best done through a treaty which Guatemala does not have with any country. We will discuss the matter in depth below.
What is a Judgement A judgement is a decision from a court based on a trial or it could be based on a summary judgment where there was not trial held because the odds of success for the defendant were so small the court just goes ahead and railroads him. Sometimes this happens because the defendant can not afford a legal defense. This is prevalent in the USA. In this discourse we are addressing judgments for money damages. A judgement can have other aspects to it like an eviction proceeding ordering one to leave a house. It does not matter if it is a local court or a national court for this discourse. This is because Guatemala has no treaties for enforcement of foreign judgments but more on this later. The court would need to be contained in a country that Guatemala has diplomatic relations with. Guatemala also insists that the country of the judgement allows Guatemala judgements to be enforced in that country.
What is Not a Judgement A tax lien is not a judgment. Tax liens can come from local or national governments. There is normally no trial preceding a tax lien. There was no judge, no jury, no due process, no right to defend yourself, no attorney present for the defendant, no right to examine your accuser, no chance of jury nullification, etc. This is a government administrative procedure that is not enforceable offshore in other countries. A tax lien would need to be reduced to a judgement by filing a lawsuit in a court of appropriate jurisdiction in the home country. It would be like any other lawsuit. The defendant would have the right to present a defense and have a jury trail. Such a judgement would also then be dischargeable in an ordinary bankruptcy case. Tax liens are practically never converted into a judgement for these reasons and of course the expense involved, time delay to go to trail and so forth.
Guatemala Has No Treaty for the Enforcement of Foreign Judgements It is good that Guatemala has no such treaty. If a treaty like this was present the process of collecting a foreign judgment would be simplified. The judgment itself would be sufficient evidence to proceed with collection. With Guatemala, foreign judgements are anything but a cost effective easy thing to collect on.
Guatemala Corporations and Foreign Judgements Before we get into the ins and outs of the nightmares associated with collecting foreign judgments in Guatemala lets look at the initial problem a judgment creditor would face. We always have our clients use corporations for asset protection. This applies to banking, real estate, cars etc. We prefer to start with fresh corporations formed in the jurisdiction as long as they are anonymous bearer share corporations. Guatemala has very anonymous bearer share corporations. The names of the owners of the corporation do not appear in any public registry, database and the government does not know who owns the corporation. In places like the USA where the legal system has run amuck you will hear a lot of talk concerning piercing the corporate veil. This piercing the corporate veil tactic is nasty and effective in the USA. Try it in Guatemala and you will fail and have one angry judge to deal with who will be less than appreciative of your attempts to import sleazy legal tactics from the USA into his or her courtroom. The corporate veil is not going to be pierced for foreign cvil judgement collection matters. So how does the creditor attack real estate or a bank account owned by a corporation in Guatemala? He doesn’t! You are the owner of the corporation but he does not know that and cannot prove that. Ownership of Guatemala corporations is not in any public registry or database. Going to court and saying well the judgment debtor wired funds from his home country bank account to a bank account owned by this corporation, is not going to prove a single thing in Guatemala regarding corporate ownership. The judgment debtor may have invested in this corporation, he may have bought real estate from this corporation or bought a boat, a plane a car, etc. It does not prove any ownership. The judgement creditor is not going to be able to get into any Guatemala banking records using a foreign judgment as grounds. Guatemala has serious bank secrecy. You must understand that in Guatemala a corporation is a free standing judicial person (artificial person) that has its own assets and liabilities. Your liabilities are not the liabilities of the corporation. This means personal debts do not transfer over to a corporation.
Fraudulent Conveyance The catchall used to attack offshore bank accounts is fraudulent conveyance. A fraudulent conveyance references activity where funds or assets were removed from a jurisdiction to prevent a creditor from recovering the debt. The term can also apply to transferring title of real estate or a car to another to keep it from being attached by a creditor. Panama allows a creditor to pursue a fraudulent conveyance action based on a foreign judgment and this even applies to their foundations. As a comparison Guatemala is not a fraudulent conveyance friendly jurisdiction. Such cases are seldom ever heard of in Guatemala because the chances of success are extremely slight. The plaintiff would need to show that the transfer was specifically designed or intended to remove the assets from the reach of the creditor. If the defendant could show this was not the case then there is no fraudulent conveyance. The money could have been moved to say a Guatemala corporation to pay for services, goods, make an investment, buy a residence, invest in real estate, buy a boat, and so forth. Please bear in mind that in Guatemala the creditor is in the dark. He cannot just subpoena bank records like in other countries. He has no idea who owns the corporation. There are a lot of just about insurmountable obstacles in the path the creditor has to follow. This is why we do not really see these cases in Guatemala.
Foreign Judgement Enforcement Complications in Guatemala There are a lot of conditions that need to be met to enforce a judgment in Guatemala from another country.
Default judgments are not enforceable in Guatemala. The defendant must have been served personally. This means a live process server gave them the legal papers. If the service was by mail, by courier, by publication it invalidates the entire lawsuit and judgement as far as Guatemala is concerned. Dropping the papers on the doorstep or taping them to the door is not going to work. This right off the top eliminates a large amount of judgements.
The judgment must be final in that there is no more room for appeals. This is usually going to mean a few months in most cases.
The court that issued the judgment has to have had proper jurisdiction over the matter. Frivolous cases filed in foreign jurisdictions with incorrect venue or authority are not going to be enforceable. The debtor can always argue that the jurisdiction or authority the court asserted is incorrect. This can then make it a triable issue of fact in the Guatemala courts. The defendant would try to get the plaintiff to retry the entire case in Guatemala if he could not find another way to dispose of the matter. To do this means two sets of lawyers for the plaintiff, one in Guatemala and one from the foreign country. Think big money. Remember that Guatemala has no treaties for the enforcement of foreign judgments. This opens up the playing field to counter attack the plaintiff attempting to collect the judgement. When there is a treaty the judgment itself stands as admissible evidence and the grounds for objecting are most limited.
There is no enforcement if no such claim would be possible under Guatemala law. Guatemala will refuse to enforce the foreign money judgment if the claim on which the foreign judgment is based could not have been brought in Guatemala. The foreign case has to be consistent with Guatemala law. Guatemala law is not as crazy as USA, UK law. If you were sued for sending out faxes that were unsolicited, this judgment would be void in Guatemala since they have no such law in Guatemala. Many USA lawsuits are for civil violations that are absent from Guatemala law and thus not enforceable in Guatemala. This means the foreign attorney will have to retain foreign counsel to review the case and see it is consistent with Guatemala law. Can be expensive. He may have to have the entire matter translated into Spanish by a certified translator at a cost of $10 to $15 a page. Some cases are hundreds of pages. Then the Guatemala lawyer has to read the case which means billable hours. He will ask questions to the foreign attorney so now we get into double billable hours. In any event to enter the judgment into the Guatemala court system in an effort to collect there would need to be a translation of the judgment into Spanish. Then when the debtor started making objections the entire case file would most likely need to be translated into Spanish.
If the judgment was for contempt of court it makes the judgment not valid in Guatemala. This sort of judgment would not be collectible in Guatemala.
The judgment has to not be for default. In other words if you failed to respond to a foreign court action and were in domicile in Guatemala and they got a summary judgment that would not be a valid judgment.
More Foreign Judgment Collection Obstacles in Guatemala The creditor wishing to collect on a foreign judgment in Guatemala is basically on a financial mission, to collect funds. His path is like walking through a minefield. He can hit a number of unexpected or hidden tactics presented by the debtor that will make a financial recovery very unlikely.
First, we have to look at the appeals process open to the defendant. These are the things a creditor will be advised to consider before proceeding with an expensive and time consuming foreign judgment matter in Guatemala. Please bear in mind the defendant (debtor) can appeal any negative decision from a lower court two ways. The defendant can appeal to the Supreme Court claiming the law was not followed correctly applying any of the above noted objections, or all of them. He can also claim procedures were not followed correctly. He can claim the case is not consistent with Guatemala law. He can attack the way he was served. There are many things he can do. He can even file a counter claim against the creditor. The other appeals option is to appeal to the special Constitutional Courts Guatemala has to just decide constitutional issues. How hard would it be to argue that the defendant had some constitutional rights violated in the process somewhere.
If all that fails after years of waiting for the process to work its way through the courts, then there is the bankruptcy option. Guatemala has a complex bankruptcy court system that could be utilized for shelter from creditors. Using these appellate processes is going to run up the bill for the plaintiff substantially. Without the appeals system, the time required for cases can run up to the 3-5 year mark easily. Then add in appeals. and the bankruptcy for even more years. The plaintiff could conceivably go broke or die of old age before the appeals process runs out. They might recover nothing especially if a bankruptcy is used. The plaintiff might never prevail. The expenses involved could be more than the amount of the judgment. By the time all the appeals are used, the time limit for the judgment may have expired (7-10 years usually) and then the case could be dismissed because the judgment is not longer valid, thus not enforceable. And on and on it goes. Such collection efforts are indeed rarely ever seen in Guatemala.
Summary If you have read this you are looking for a secure offshore asset protection jurisdiction and structure. We have several excellent options. Please bear in mind the perfect jurisdiction and structure does not exist. There is always going to be a give and take scenario. We have managed to isolate a few excellent options but there is no perfect solution that meets the needs of everyone. We do try though!
Motor Legal Protection also known as legal expenses/ uninsured loss recovery insurance is designed to help you if a motor accident was not your fault and you have suffered an injury, need a replacement hire vehicle, or incurred other losses which are not covered under your motor insurance policy.
Motor legal protection will help pay for the legal costs to pursue your claim for you to recover costs including (but not exclusively):
-Vehicle repair -Personal injury -Hire vehicle -Loss of earnings -Policy excess -Medical bills -Legal expenses
Everybody is entitled to claim back uninsured losses, however this tends to require a lot of effort. You would personally have to negotiate figures, policy details, keep track of everything and generally spend a large amount of time on the phone. With motor legal protection, you can rely on someone else to do all of that for you. Claims are pursued by legal professionals which makes the process of getting back to the position you were prior to the accident relatively hassle-free. Essentially motor legal protection makes life easier for you as a driver, providing important peace of mind in knowing that your uninsured losses will be recovered.
A word of caution:
Worryingly, many companies offering free motor legal protection show a preference for personal injury claims and dismiss other claims. Prospective buyers should be aware of these shortfalls prior to purchasing a product and are urged to shop around for more comprehensive, better value for money packages. When shopping around for insurance policies it is all too easy to be lured into -No Win No Fee’ type companies which advertise free services, which superficially offer a great, low-cost alternative to what is normally quite an expensive product. However in reality, these clever companies tend to take a percentage of your compensation before the seemingly -full’ sum is deposited into your bank account. The benefit of purchasing motor legal protection insurance means that you do not fall victim to these companies, therefore ensuring that the pay-out you receive is not compromised in any way. The same caution should be applied to more established insurance companies. All too often high commission rates are added on to motor legal protection packages which boosts up the price. The good news is that if people are prepared to shop around and compare, there are some extremely affordable, good-quality policies available on the market which can help give peace of mind in the event of an accident that was not your fault.
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Immigration can be described as an act allows a foreigner to access the territory of overseas nations frequently and settle there permanently. The purpose of immigration can be different entirely depends on the intended applicants personal goal. However, they all have a common desire to get permanent residence in a foreign country. Meanwhile, the complication in immigration process certainly cant be ignored while explaining it one must be well aware of entire process to overcome this.
Planning for Canada immigration is often described as a great effort but, it is also need to be kept in mind that the country grants immigration visa only a limited number of people who successfully qualify the arduous eligibility criteria and capable of providing all the required documents. Those who are residing in Hyderabad, known for lavishing life and mouth watering meals, can reduce their stress at some extents by getting in touch with various immigration experts, while sucking into a stringent immigration work out. The Canada Immigration Consultant in Hyderabad is well identified for their quality of services at affordable costs.
The immigration experts in Hyderabad are known for providing the best assistance in choosing the right visa that suits clients work profile by focusing on various opportunities related to their occupation available in the country. Established a great goodwill in the market for catering desires of getting permanent resident in foreign countries of aspirants, the Canada Immigration Consultant in Hyderabad gave a reason to people to expand their horizon and dream more.
Being a great highlight of Immigration Consultant in Hyderabad, Abhinav, a well established name in immigration service, is one among a large number of immigration consultancies claimed immense success in fulfilling the desire of customers by making their task of obtaining immigration visa successful. Serving customers with full assurance of getting positive outcome is something projected as a great aspect of Abhinavs immigration service that allows clients to go through lots of immigration options in terms of countries like Australia, Canada, Denmark, UK, USA, Lithuania, Latvia and many more.
Ventured into the Immigration business in 1994, Abhinav tops in reliability and credited for offering immense success to the customers by offering the best solution. Apart from being the best Immigration Consultancy in Hyderabad, Abhinav established its branches in various other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore, and highlighted success as a tradition of the consultancy.
Run by Mr. Ajay Sharma, identified as a Principle Immigration Consultant, Abhinav earned expertise in understanding the world of its clients and offers the best possible service by knowing their needs at reasonable costs. Moreover, those who are not able to decide which country will be the best destination or which visa program will be the most suitable for them, Abhinav serves them passionately by offering plethora of options unless they choose the best suitable option.
Claimants are often encouraged to hire personal injury specialists while filing personal injury cases since these legal professionals make the task of filing claims a lot easier. While hiring a legal professional to help you out, you have to keep a few things in mind so that you get the best services for no cost. This article will elaborate on some important tips to keep in mind while you look for a personal injury specialist.
Tip #1 If you are hiring an independent lawyer using the internet then you should check his website to ensure that he will be personally handling your case. If the lawyer is not going to personally handle your case then you should get information about the person who is going to handle the case. If you are selecting a personal injury specialist from an accident settlement company then inquire if the lawyer the company is sending is worth hiring. You should also read testimonials on the website before opting for a lawyer or an accident settlement company.
Tip #2 Before hiring a personal specialist you should do a background check on the lawyer. You should find out if he is accredited by a governing body in UK and if he has the required expertise to help you out. Personal injury lawyers practicing in UK have to be registered with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers by the law.
Tip #3 Before hiring the personal injury lawyer you should ask him a few questions related to the claim. The solicitor you are planning to hire should be ready to give you legal advice before you hire him. If the solicitor does not provide answers or if he says that he will provide answers then you should look for another solicitor who is willing to help you out without any strings attached.
Tip #4 Majority of the personal injury specialists in UK offer a beneficial service known as the no win no fee claim. This service is beneficial to claimants since it states that the claimant does not have to worry about paying any legal fees if the claim is lost or win. If the solicitor you are planning to hire does not offer the no win no fee service then you should consider hiring another lawyer who offers this service.
Tip #5 If you want added services like online claim tracking services then you should hire a personal injury lawyer from an accident settlement company. These companies allow claimants to check the status of their claim from their home using a unique tracking number. Accident settlement companies also offer free legal services, no obligation advice and other beneficial services to claimants.
Personal Injury Solicitors Belfast
If you have suffered a work related illness or accident you should talk with a personal injury claims solicitor in Belfast today. You may even have a claim against a company or person carrying out work for you, which subsequently led to an accident. If for example you were in an accident as the result of complacent workmanship, the party in question may be liable for expenses should it result in an injury to you.
This could be a car garage or mechanic that didn’t fix your car adequately. It is very important that you keep receipts and records of any work that was carried out. You should make this a habit with all your professional dealings and purchases. The body law that specifically addresses this type of concern is called Tort Law. No matter if you are in Northern Ireland or the rest of the UK, there are many skilled solicitors in our company that can deal with your case.
Someone who suffers an injury may be liable to compensation under Tort law regulations if it is deemed that another party is liable for the injuries. In most incidences of personal injury claims the injured party has to prove that the party they are claiming to have caused the injury acted with negligence. If this cannot be proven then they will not be entitled to any compensation under Tort Law.
In civil law legal jurisdictions a derivative of Tort Law is applied. It is named delict. It deals on the concepts of wilful wrongs or acts of negligence between parties even if there has between no contract between them. This is a complicated process and it generally is the forte of skilled legal profession members and solicitors.
If you therefore have a potential claim or if you wish to discuss the options arising from damage, an illness or an accident, you can talk to a personal injury solicitor in Belfast to clarify the issue. There are far too many variables to mention in the scope of this article to comment on specific issues, and every case has individual attributes.
If you have been injured in a road accident or if your vehicle has been injured in a car accident then chances are that you plan to file for compensation. To ensure that you get 100 percent compensation you will need to keep a few tips in mind while you file a car accident claim. This article will elaborate on some tried and tested tips that will help you get maximum compensation for car accident claims.
Tip #1 While you are at the accident scene you should contact an ambulance if you or the other person is injured. Opting for medical treatment at the scene of the accident will prove that you are concerned about your own safety and the safety of the other person. For any reason if you do not opt for medical treatment soon after the accident occurs you should visit a doctor to get your injuries checked. Since whiplash cannot be detected immediately after an accident you should revisit a doctor after a few days especially if you have symptoms like headaches, neck pain or shoulder pain.
Tip #2 While you are at the scene of the road accident you should alert the police or local law authorities that an accident has occurred at a certain place. The police will ask you certain details about the accident and they will enter these details into the police report. You will need a copy of this legal report when you are filing for a car accident claim.
Tip #3 If you are insured then you should contact your insurance company preferably within 24 hours and let them know that an accident has occurred. The insurance company will take down a few details and they will contact you in 24 to 48 hours for more details. When the insurance company calls you back you will have to tell them what happened in detail so you should have your story straight by then. You can also note down the details so that you do not miss out on any important details while you are talking to your insurer.
Tip #4 You will need to hire a solicitor to represent you in the court. The solicitor you hire will help you file the car accident claim so that it is accepted and he will let you know what documents need to be collected in order to file the claim. Since road accident claims fall under the personal injury category you will need to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you with the claim. Accident settlement companies in UK provide legal services through which claimants can hire a personal injury lawyer from the company to help with the claim. Some companies do not charge any fees for legal services to encourage claimants to opt for their services.
If you are involved in an accident abroad you may be able to claim something back for the injuries caused. If you are claiming for a personal injury compensation claim, the accident that occurs abroad must not have been your fault. Therefore it is important that a expert solicitor is hired to ensure that all the evidence is brought together to prove that you were not at fault, after this you will be able to claim for compensation.
If you are working abroad and an accident has occurred whilst in the course of business, your employer would be liable and it will be possible for you to claim a personal injury compensation claim. You should hire a UK based solicitor based, so long as you are employed by a company that is also based in the UK at the time of the accident, or your employer’s registered office or place of business is located in the United Kingdom. This would mean that your claim would be treated as if you were claiming for damages had the accident occurred at work. If your situation is that you are working for an employer who is foreign or a foreign organisation, it will be vital to seek specialist legal advice in order to understand the best possible options available to you for pursuing compensation.
If the accident occurs whilst you are on holiday abroad, it would be best to hire a personal injury solicitor from the UK. They will be able to claim against the holiday company if the holiday was booked as a package deal through travel agents in the UK. Therefore the accident would need to be the fault of the travel agent or their representatives, such as hotel staff.
In a situation where the accident has occurred while you have been doing a sporting activity that was organised by independent operators in the holiday resort you are staying in, then there will probably be no liability under the Package Tour regulations. Dangerous or hazardous activities such as paragliding, waterskiing, snorkelling, bungee jumping, skydiving, underwater diving or banana boat rides are less likely to be covered under the Package Tour regulations, as they will not be part of the holiday package deal that you would have bought and therefore you cannot claim for compensation through your travel agent of their representatives. However, you can try and sue the companies in that country for the accident, but this can be much more difficult and expensive.
For more legal advice and information, and for free legal resources visit www.lawontheweb.co.uk.