Category: Litigation

Rights and Duties of a Parent and Child in Thailand

The Thai Family Code spells out the rights and duties of a parent and a child in their relationship. Under Thai law, a child born of a marriage or within 310 days of the termination of a marriage is presumed to be the child of the married couple. If the child is born outside of […]

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What does the Thai labor law say about workday, overtime, and leave?

Relations between employers and employees are covered by the Thai Labor Protection Act (LPA). The latest manifestation was revision to the Thai LPA was in 2010. The basic presumption of Thai Labor Law is that the Employer is in a superior position in relation to the Employee therefore Employees require the law to equalize the […]

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Sex Crimes in Thailand

Thailand has a reputation of being a place of sexual freedom. The reality is that most Thai people are very conservative and modest. However, there are some red light areas which cater to a particular segment of tourists, foreign expats, and Thai men. In these businesses, sexual morality is flouted and sex oriented businesses are […]

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Defamation in Thailand – Natural Fruits Corporation vs. Andy Hall

International news is filled with the criminal defamation case brought by Natural Fruit Corporation, one of Thailand’s largest pineapple processors, against Andy Hall, a British labor rights activists. The charges can carry up to an eight-year prison sentence and a USD$10 million fine. Mr. Hall made allegations that Natural Fruit Corporation used violence, force overtime, […]

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What to do when you are arrested for illegal drugs in Thailand?

Thailand is a wonderful place for a holiday but not when you are in its jails. Our law firm was recently contacted by a foreign national in one of Bangkok notorious overcrowded jails. He said that he was a victim of a drug scam and that he had been in the jail for over two […]

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Arrested in Thailand: What to do?

Thailand has a reputation for being a country where the laws are flexible. Some foreigners like to test this reputation by committing acts which they would never do in their home country. While Thailand is a wonderful place for a holiday, the country does have laws. When someone breaks those laws, they will be arrested. […]

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Rights of the Accused in Thailand

At the time of the arrest, the accused has a right to be notified of the following rights. If the accused is represented by an attorney, the attorney will have the same rights as the accused (Thai Criminal Procedure Code Section 7). The accused has a right to an expeditious, continuous, and fair trial. The […]

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Work Conditions Agreement and Labor Disputes

A work conditions agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee or an employer or an employer’s association or union. An employer with 10 or more employees is required to establish a work conditions agreement at the place of employment. It must provide at least the minimum conditions as required by Thai law. […]

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What is a Thailand Personal Injury Case?

Thailand personal injury case or simply wrongful act is defined as an act or omission committed by a person willfully or negligently which caused injury to the life, liberty, body, health, property or right of another person. It is also classified under the law as ‘tort’ which is based on fault. The Civil and Commercial […]

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Notary Public in Thailand

In many countries, a notary public is an official who is licensed by the government to authenticate signatures or documents, and witness affidavits or statements of persons under oath. In general, a Thailand notary public has no authority to act when not in the jurisdiction of the government where the notary is licensed. Notarization of […]

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