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.
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 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.