Litigation Services In Thailand

Whenever possible it is best to settle civil disputes by negotiation rather than by going to court, but there are times in civil suits and more especially in serious criminal cases when the involvement of the court cannot be avoided.

If you find yourself involved in a civil suit as either the petitioner or the defendant, or in a criminal case, contact us as soon as possible. One or more of our experienced lawyers will listen to what you have to say, and then in collaboration with you, will devise a detailed game plan, probably in fact a plan A and plan B, that will give you the maximum advantage in your case.

You will have the confidence of knowing that your advocate is also your champion, that he has extensive knowledge of relevant laws and the legal system, and your case in particular.

The Thai judicial system

Some details about the justice system in Thailand are given below in bullet-form for your quick and easy reference, but remember that the list is not exhaustive, and almost every case is different, which is one of several reasons why you should contact us promptly if and when the need arises:

  • There is no trial by jury
  • Resolution of cases is by interpretation of statutory provisions (by whom?)
  • Judicial decisions are influenced by
  • Settlements reached through negotiation are respected by the court
  • Actual damages are awarded
  • Punitive and exemplary damages are rarely awarded
  • A foreigner must appear in court to give testimony
  • A foreigner can otherwise be outside of Thailand, and his lawyer will then represent him
  • The venue is a judicial decision
  • Foreign judgments are not enforceable in Thailand
  • In such cases, a new case has to be filed in Thailand
  • The court will examine the validity of jurisdiction of the foreign court
  • The court will also examine the finality of the decision of the foreign court

All legal processes, including arbitration and  pleading, are conducted in the Thai language

With particular reference to the final point about the requirement for the conduct of all litigation to be in the Thai language, but also as a matter of necessity for many other reasons, please contact us as early as possible if you are, or may become, involved in litigation, whether as a petitioner or as a defendant. Our service areas are:

  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
  • Family law
  • Personal law
  • Personal injury
  • Labour disputes
  • Extradition
  • Intellectual property
  • Trade disputes
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