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Side Jobs for Lawyers

While it is an illustrious career, law may require some people to seek additional means of income, especially at the very start of the journey.

Before a Phuket lawyer builds a good name for themselves or joins a top Phuket law firm, they have to work hard, win cases and earn the trust and praise from their clients. All this is necessary to firmly cement themselves among the best, and earn a salary that goes with such a reputation. This may also be the case for public service lawyers who may, in some cases, not earn as much as those with private practices. Whatever the case, one may want to engage in some activities outside of court for various reasons, not only financial.

Practicing law makes one develop essential skills like public speaking, the art of persuasion, professional drafting of certain kinds of documents, whether legal or otherwise, and negotiation. All these skills can be applied to almost every other industry, meaning that lawyers have an edge if they decided to venture out into other fields, especially for supplementary income.

Consultancy

Consulting is a cross-industry venture. A good Phuket lawyer will be fully capable of doing consultancy for any field they feel comfortable in. This is because a consultant has to be very knowledgeable about their clients and whatever issue they’re facing in order to come for advice and assistance. This greatly correlates to law as a potential client will approach you with a scenario and expect that you will provide the best way forward for them using your expertise on the law. Phuket law firms may also offer consultancy as a service, but most likely in a legal or at most, a business capacity.

Education

A good lawyer is highly knowledgeable about things both within and outside the law. This is because the law covers everything. A good Phuket lawyer is more than capable of going into the education sector and becoming, say, a Thai history teacher or a lecturer at a law school, giving part-time classes and using their experience to provide a wealth of knowledge to other upcoming lawyers. This may also translate into mentor-ship and maybe having young, bright lawyers joining your top Phuket law firm.

Finance

As a Phuket lawyer, going over contracts and business agreements is part of the trade. Examining these documents and other legal documents over time will give you experience that will greatly assist in making you always give the best business and financial advice to your clients. Representing businesses and financial institutions gives you great connections and earns you knowledge about finances, whether for your Phuket law firm, or other businesses.

Communications and Marketing

In general, lawyers are very articulate and good with words, whether spoken or written. Lawyers are therefore perfect for the communication industry because they know what to say, how and when to say it, in order to achieve a certain goal. They are skilled in research and sourcing for information, with the added skills of knowing how to read people and read a room, making them good for getting people to listen and pay attention

Both in and out of court, every single lawyer has the potential to thrive wherever they please!

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Cases and Legal Fees

Law is both a practice and a business. Every Phuket lawyer and law firm is out to provide the best service to their clients and get paid in accordance with the service provided and the professionalism in which the task was executed. Different lawyers and Phuket law firms will differ, either slightly or significantly, in their fee notes. While the magnitude or complexity of a case may determine the charge, there are some cases which have a standard set of fees that are almost always incorporated. As a client, being aware of such is important beforehand and it helps you understand why Phuket lawyers will bill in certain manners for certain cases.

Criminal Cases

In criminal defense matters, Phuket firms will charge either hourly or a flat fee. This is determined by the lawyer after assessing the case. A good Phuket lawyer will be able to properly understand the scope of the case and determine the way forward after discussions with the client. Charging otherwise, such as on a contingent basis in uncommon and in some cases prohibited.

Family Law Cases

Family law cases involve matters such as divorce, child custody, and adoptions. Just like criminal cases, an hourly fee is normally charged for such. There are, however, cases that are straight-forward where complexities such as custody battles and child support are not present. In such a case, a Phuket lawyer may opt to charge a flat rate. Again, contingent fees are rare in such cases.

Debt Recovery Cases

In cases where another party is indebted to a client, the earlier mentioned contingent fee, or a success fee may be opted for. What this means that the lawyer will base his fee note on a certain percentage or amount determined by either whether he/she is successful in the recovery; and the sum recovered. On the flip side, if the client is being harassed or mistreated by a creditor, the lawyer may decide to charge a contingent fee should the client decide to sue. Hourly or flat rates are however still applicable.

Tort Cases

These are cases such as personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability. If a client is a victim of medical misconduct, which is common, the Phuket lawyer or law firm that takes up the case will most probably charge a contingent fee from the damages obtained. Hourly and success fees may still be charged, either solely or in addition to the initial fee. Rarely will a Phuket lawyer charge a flat rate in these types of cases.

Estate Planning and Probate

These are cases involving planning for the occurrence of a death or incapacitation, and the steps to be taken afterward. They involve drafting a will, or even management of estates as instructed. For the former, lawyers may charge a flat rate if it is simple, while the latter may invoke an hourly or percentage rate due to the increased complexity of the matter. The percentage may, for example, be based on the scope of the estate being managed.

Payment Periods

Depending on the agreement with the firm or lawyer, the fee may be payable at a certain point in time. Flat fees may be payable upfront either in part or whole. Hourly rates may be accumulated and be availed as a bill at the end of a stipulated amount of time, like a fortnight or month. Firms may require retainer fees, while others may offer payment plans. Every case is different. The most important thing is to first find a Phuket law firm or Phuket lawyer that will give you the best value for whatever fee note applies.

The Cost of a Phuket Lawyer

The Cost of a Good Phuket Lawyer

At some point in life, you will need a lawyer and a good one at that. If you are at that stage, then you are already in the right place. Over and above that, however, you may be wondering how much it will cost you to get law services from a respectable Phuket law firm. Even if it not the first time seeking legal services, the context is not always the same, or you may not have sought the same lawyer. In all matters, cost is a determinant as to what Phuket lawyer or law firm you choose to work with. So what is considered when determining legal costs?

Type and Reputation of Law Firm

To get the best, you have to pay for the best. It only makes sense that lawyers from some of the best Phuket law firms will charge more than the rest. Law firms with very high win rates almost come with an assurance that your legal matter will go as you want it to once they examine the case, and the confidence you obtain from that assurance will make whatever you pay worth it in the long run.

Lawyer Experience Levels

It is never advisable to get just any Phuket lawyer but to get one with a vast wealth of knowledge on the matter in which you need representation. While you may find a cheap lawyer, they may not have the required skills to tackle that particular matter, which ends up being a waste of time and resources, which in itself is an expensive outcome. More experienced lawyers will be in more demand and therefore charge more.

The Issue at Hand

Depending on the matter you wish to obtain legal service for, the lawyer fee may vary. More complex issues will cost the lawyer or Phuket law firm more time and resource to represent you accordingly. In addition, certain legal practice areas require specialized skills as opposed to more general matters. For example, International law and a common robbery will require different levels of expertise, with the former requiring a lawyer who specializes in the same. The type of case will also determine the billing structure used by the lawyer or the law firm. Complex matters will, therefore, have a higher billing.

Billing Method

Depending on the lawyer, firm or type of case, billing methods used to charge you for services may vary. The default billing method for most lawyers is an hourly charge that lasts the duration of the work being done. The above factors go into determining how much a Phuket lawyer will charge you hourly for his/her services. In some scenarios, lawyers choose to charge a flat rate for a straight forward matter like preparing a draft. In some scenarios where there are settlements paid out, lawyers take a percentage of the amount once the case is won.

While money is a sensitive issue, the old saying ‘cheap is expensive’ holds true even in law practice. However, we choose to put the client first, offering very affordable rates for our world class services. Talk to us today.

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Qualities of a Good Lawyer

Practice does indeed make one perfect. A good law practice, more specifically a good practitioner of the law, abides by the same principle. Several other factors combine to bring about the makings of a good lawyer, and a Phuket lawyer is no exception. Any practice or Phuket law firm consisting of individuals with these characteristics ultimately becomes a great law firm. This mixture of traits and skills separate good lawyers from great lawyers.

Know the Law

Knowing the law is the bare minimum of becoming a lawyer. A good Phuket lawyer should know the law and know it well. This should incorporate both domestic and international laws, depending on the area of specialization. A good lawyer in Phuket should be familiar with Thai laws. Also important is the possession of technical skills like the drafting of contracts. Every lawyer in a Phuket law firm practicing corporate law should be able to draft a contract and get it stamped and notarized.

Develop both Oral and Written Communication Skills

Being able to communicate effectively and straight to the point is another trait of a great lawyer. To articulate or document a client’s position in a court of law requires that one be proficient, whether it is when questioning a witness, arguing the client’s case to a jury or avoiding any loopholes and problematic clauses in contracts and other legal documents drafted for a client. In a courtroom situation, oral skills involved in cross-examining witnesses should be mastered, while being able to select just the right words for a statement may be the deciding factor in a case.

Join the Bar Association

Being a member of the Thai Bar Association is a factor that sets a Phuket lawyer apart from the rest. Phuket law firms such as ours are privileged to be associated with the Bar courtesy of our very capable leader. The association keeps a database of member lawyers in Phuket, who have good records in client representation.

Find a Mentor

It is common knowledge that everybody starts from somewhere. Humble beginnings are often followed by paths to greatness, especially when under the wing of a Phuket lawyer with a wealth of experience in the field of interest. This willingness to learn under the guidance of veterans is a trait of a good lawyer.

Good Relationship with others in the Field

A good lawyer will have a good rapport with fellow lawyers, judges and court workers in Phuket by being kind and polite. A good lawyer will always be in good standings with the above professionals. Things tend to work out for the best for someone who is kind and polite he/she comes across.

Putting the Client Front and Center

A great lawyer will go out of their way to ensure that client satisfaction is achieved. This involves being honest and transparent with the client from the start and ensuring that you go out of your way to achieve the client’s wishes where possible. The client should be listened to, not judged and protected at all costs. Client privilege and confidentiality should be maintained at all times. At no point should a good lawyer engage in any activity that is to the detriment of his/her client.

A Home for Great Lawyers

Our Phuket law firm has lawyers meeting the above criteria, under the guidance of one of the Phuket lawyers. Our extensive experience has amassed a great wealth of knowledge in various specialization areas, suited to meet every client’s needs.

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Choosing the best Phuket Lawyer and Law Firm for you

Whether for dispute resolution, legal representation or just for consultancy purposes, most individuals and/or businesses will require the services of a lawyer, and a competent one at that. Getting the right representation is just as important as getting the right surgeon. In some cases, your life may quite literally depend on it. So how does one find a good Phuket lawyer?

You need to make an informed decision. This requires putting some time into research. This will ultimately help determine the best Phuket law firm to enlist for whatever legal service you may require. A number of basic steps should be taken through this process

Have Clear Requirements

To get the best service, you should be aware of what exactly it is you need the lawyer to do for you. If you need services from an International law office, you will obviously require a Phuket law firm well conversant with international law. Different firms and lawyers have different areas of expertise and preferred areas of practice. Clear cut needs will assist in deciding whether a potential lawyer or firm is a good fit for you.

Bar Association

The Thai bar Association would be a good place to start when looking for a good Phuket lawyer. A database is normally maintained by the association. Being a member of this association means that the potential choice is well versed in Thai law and have outstanding track records in representing clients. Firms associated with the bar association will therefore provide an assurance of providing the best legal services you could ask for. Extra certifications in the legal field is of course an added plus.

Referrals

Referrals go a long way in helping you determining the lawyer to work with. There are many law firms, and of course lawyers, in Phuket. Referrals are good because they are an assured assessment of services that the referee received. This, of course, should be from a trusted individual if it is by word of mouth. If you require legal services for your business, other businesses in the same field you operate in may offer relevant referrals that would help you decide. An international business would receive good referrals for an international law office from a similar business.

Online Research Services

A number of internet resources are at everyone’s disposal helping narrow down to finding the lawyer you want. Several services offer search features that drill down to firm and even area of practice, which you can specify according to your particular need. This greatly saves you time and gives you a good place to start when looking for a Phuket lawyer or Phuket law firm

Sit-downs and Interviews

When all the above is done, the next step would be to assess the identified firm or individual lawyer via a sit-down with them. This initial consultation should include questions from you. These may include:

  • Number of years in practice
  • Experience they have for your particular legal matter
  • Do they carry malpractice insurance
  • Fees and fee structure

This will lead to a mutual understanding between you and them, and be the start of a good professional relationship.

Are you looking for us?

The above steps will go a long way in helping you choose a legal partner. Our firm checks all the above boxes. We offer exemplary services in just about all dimensions of the legal landscape in Phuket, being able to meet whatever need you may have. Our track record speaks for itself, and our affordability is just an added bonus. All this is spearheaded by one of the leading lawyers in Phuket.

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Phuket law firms

Рhukеt іs thе lаrgеst іslаnd оf Тhаіlаnd fоund іn thе Аndаmаn Ѕеа. Thailands есоnоmу mаіnlу rеlіеs оn thе rubbеr іndustrу (bеіng thе bіggеst rubbеr рrоduсеr іn thе wоrld) аnd tоurіsm. Тhоugh rеlаtіvеlу оnе оf thе mоst ехреnsіvе rеtіrеmеnt dеstіnаtіоns іn Тhаіlаnd, thоusаnds оf ехраtrіаtеs stіll рrеfеr tо rеsіdе іn Рhukеt.

Duе tо thе еnоrmоus рrоgrеss on thе іslаnd, sеrvісеs оf Тhаіlаnd lаwуеrs hаvе bесоmе mоrе іn dеmаnd fоr bоth Тhаі nаtіоnаls аnd fоrеіgnеrs аlіkе. Іnstеаd оf реrsоnаllу hаndlіng Рhukеt rеаl еstаtе trаnsасtіоns, fоr іnstаnсе, реорlе hіrе lеgаl ехреrts іn оrdеr tо sаvе thеm tіmе аnd еffоrt, аs wеll аs tо рrеvеnt аnу соmрlісаtіоn wіth Тhаі рrореrtу lаws. Іnvеstоrs whо wаnt tо еstаblіsh а busіnеss іn Рhukеt аlsо рrеfеr tо hіrе а lаwуеr fоr thе Тhаі соmраnу rеgіstrаtіоn, vіsа аnd wоrk реrmіt аnd оthеr lеgаl mаttеr соnсеrnіng rеgіstеrіng а соmраnу іn Тhаіlаnd.

Іnсrеаsіng dеmаnd fоr lеgаl sеrvісеs іn thе іslаnd hаs brоught іn mаnу smаll аnd bіg-tіmе lаw fіrms іn Тhаіlаnd tо ехраnd thеіr рrасtісе tо Рhukеt. Тhоugh thеrе аrе fеw lісеnsеd lосаl аttоrnеуs bаsеd thеrе, nоt аll саn bе сlаssіfіеd аs соmреtеnt аnd knоwlеdgеаblе оn thе lеgаl tесhnісаlіtіеs іnvоlvіng lаw frоm thе fоrеіgnеrs’ hоmе соuntrу аs іt rеlаtеs tо thеіr асtіvіtіеs іn Рhukеt. Ѕаmрlеs оf suсh іnstаnсеs аrе thе Тhаіlаnd рrеnuрtіаl аgrееmеnt аnd іts rеlаtіоnshір tо thе lаws іn thе fоrеіgnеrs’ hоmе соuntrу оr drаftіng оf а Тhаі Wіll tо fullу соvеr bоth thе аssеts іn thеіr hоmе јurіsdісtіоn аs wеll аs іn Тhаіlаnd. А Тhаіlаnd lаwуеr wіth ехреrіеnсе hаndlіng lеgаl wоrks wіth fоrеіgnеrs іs а nесеssіtу.

We at HWAL will рrоtесt уоur іntеrеst and making sure that hiring our Рhukеt lаw fіrm іs wоrth our fееs.

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Different Kinds of Law Firms in Thailand

Thailand absolutely plays host to innumerable foreign nationals either operating for a few multinational businesses operating inside the country or as retirees. Over the course of their life in Thailand, there are times that the services of a legal expert would be looked for advice and legal help – it can be a matter regarding visa, immigration, work-permit, marriage, real estate or assets, and others. without complete know-how of the thai laws, it might be difficult for any foreign national to do things not worrying if such moves have legal outcome or not.

The best thing about Thailand is that it caters to such need as there are some of law companies presenting legal help and services to foreigners. however, it is crucial that the foreign national recognize the numerous types of law firms and legal service vendors as against the nature of the legal help they want so that it will ensure that they end up with the law company that would be able to accomplish the legal goals and reduce if not get rid of the dangers of being legally pursued in Thailand.

The following is a general guideline you can actually use while the need for law company or legal assistance arises. primarily based on the criminal troubles to be addressed, there are distinct forms of companies and businesses supplying legal help inside the kingdom of Thailand.

Local law firms

These local law companies are able and powerful in local litigation and handling cases related to problems in the Thai judicial system. For a lot of these firms, they have a tendency to limit their services to local Thai nationals and businesses. They don’t frequently solicit business from foreign nationals due particularly to language barrier. Their subject of information and revel in is often concentrated in Thai topics concerning Thai nationals. in lots of cases, the local law firms do no longer have the know-how, heritage and experience in criminal problems applicable to overseas nationals running, doing business, or dwelling in Thailand. The local law firms have able and capable trial lawyers however won’t be able to manage the case of foreign customers due to language barrier.

International law firms

The fact that there are innumerable foreign nationals living, working or doing business in Thailand, some of international law firms were set up with a view to cater to the needs of the overseas nationals who may additionally have some issues with Thai law in many unique areas. international law firms working in Thailand are generally directly or not directly affiliated with big-named multinational law corporations. these corporations help multinational agencies with great overseas legal issues. many of the customers of these international law firms are company instead of private individuals or small-to-medium enterprises. The knowledge of the lawyers offering services for international law firms are on business, securities, exchange, intellectual property, and corporate matters.

Local Thai law corporations With foreign partners or Managers

Some law firms in Thailand try and bridge the gap among local law firms serving local Thai nationals with local law cases and international law firms serving corporate clients on topics involving foreign and local laws in commerce, trade, and many others. hence, there are local law firms that have engaged a foreign partner or associate to act as a bridge or liaison between nearby lawyers and foreign clients. This form of law firm facilitates foreign nationals with legal cases regarding local legal guidelines – marriage, work permit, visa requirements, and many others. The presence of a foreign partner or accomplice eliminates the language barrier problem as they may be able to speak properly in English making the discussion manner with the customer a lot less difficult.

Pseudo law firms

This form of law company is considered a less expensive opportunity outside the range of traditional law firms and they’re referred to as pseudo law firms or legal service providers. In trendy, those companies are operated by means of Thai or overseas nationals who’re non-attorneys. The services they offer may be beneficial to customers relying at the instances of the case. these firms are able to provide very basic assistance which does no longer demand legal understanding and experience. they may or might not have licensed lawyers or may be working with Thai licensed lawyers in collaboration and not as their team of workers. The form of legal assistance pseudo law firms can handle normally involves consumer troubles, commercial enterprise brokerage and the like. dealing with pseudo law firms ought to be achieved with incredible caution as customers may emerge as in extra legal trouble if advised wrongly with the aid of the non-legal professionals in these corporations.

If you need a Phuket Lawyer for setting up business, handle property and real estate or even immigration cases, don’t hesitate to contact us! We will be glad to review your case and provide solutions!