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Legal Services: Most Frequently Asked Questions

Have any questions regarding legal services in Thailand? Check out the frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Will I Need to Execute a Power of Attorney For a Firm In Thailand To Deal With My Claim Matter?

Yes, a properly drafted and executed Power of Attorney is required by Thai Courts for a lawyer to act on behalf of any party. Without a Power of Attorney, your claim will most likely be rejected.

How the document is drafted and executed depends on the court and where the defendant or claimant is located. If a defendant or claimant lives outside of Thailand, the document will have to be notarized and authenticated by the local Thai Embassy.

Key Points

  • A Power of Attorney is required by Thai Courts for a lawyer to act on behalf of any party.
  • The courts in Thailand have become more efficient at case management in the last few years.
  • Most Thai firms might be able to deal with cross-border disputes.

How Long Will It Take For My Claim To Be Resolved?

It is difficult to predict how long the entire proceedings in a Thai court can take. In the last several years, however, the courts in Thailand have become more efficient at case management. They will attempt to set continuous hearing dates to make a constant trial. Each stage of the proceeding may take around a year.

Will the Lawyer Keep My Personal Information Confidential?

Of course, when you get legal services in Thailand, the lawyer will keep your personal information totally private. You can tell your lawyer all of the relevant facts to your claim or matter without having to worry that the information will become public. The information you provide to your lawyer will be considered confidential and will be revealed only when absolutely necessary, with your consent.

The assistance of lawyers is vital in drafting public instruments, registration and licensing requirements, private contracts or agreements, personal legal documentation, notary services, and many others.

How Much Are Court Fees For a Civil Claim In a Thai Court?

The court fees vary, depending on the particular court and the value of the claim. In general, the fee should not exceed 200,000 baht.

Having the right lawyer to handle your case will help you in many ways.

Is It Possible To Execute Against Assets Outside Thailand With a Thai Judgement?

Since Thailand is not a signatory to any reciprocal enforcement agreements, you would need to issue separate proceedings in the relevant jurisdiction.

I’m Outside Thailand, and I Have an Inter-Jurisdictional Claim Against a Thai Defendant or a Defendant Who Live In Thailand. Can Thai Legal Firms Help With This?

Yes, most Thai firms might be able to deal with cross-border disputes. They might also help you if you are based in Thailand and face a claim in a foreign jurisdiction.

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