How to Find a Lawyer in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is Thailand’s fifth largest city situated in its northern region. It is said to be founded by King Mengrai in 1926 as “Chiang Mai” meaning new city. In the passing of centuries, the place was refined to inculcate its rich culture and fascinating history to the people. Until now, there are about 300 Buddhist temples scattered around the city. Local residents also continued celebrating old time traditions and festivities like Loi Kratong, Songkran, Tam Boon Khan Dok and Flower festival.

Aside from the aforementioned qualities of the city, it is blessed with an ideal climate and topographical features making it one of the most attractive tourist and retirement destinations for both Thais and expatriates.

The immense increase in visitors and enterprising foreigners has made a dramatic increase in the need for international lawyers in the city. Many request for lawyers to assist them in complying with the stringent rules and regulations implemented by the Royal Thai national government and the Chiang Mai City.

Chiang Mai Lawyer

The area is approximately 40,216 square kilometers and the population as of 2008 is already 148,477 making the task of finding a lawyer through the traditional way of asking the locals not as convenient as it may in small cities. To make things worse, even if there are some good lawyers doing legal services for a minimal amount, most of them are centered only in the city. It is well known that Thailand has a centralized way of handling administrative and legal matters such that most of the transactions in the said city are required to be linked to Bangkok offices (Bangkok is the home for most governmental ministries).

The only practical approach in hiring lawyers in the said city is to find law firms that have branches in other cities in the country, especially Bangkok. Firms usually consists of several lawyers, each handling cases in his specialized field. Most of these firms have websites that provides the type of services offered and corresponding contact information.