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.
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.