Unity International Law firm was established in 2015 by Mr. Sornchai Chiewcharn. Our firm provides legal services to clients from all walks of life including individuals, limited companies and corporations. We represent and act in the best interest of our client’s in both civil and criminal cases. We are available for issues involving business transactions, personal matters or other such situations in which up to date, accurate legal advice is sought. Our offices are staffed and managed by service minded professionals and, when necessary, are available 24/7. Additionally, we have experience and knowledge to assist our clients with government agencies and officials throughout Thailand.
We have offices in Pattaya (Head Office), Phuket and Bangkok.
Our law firm serves foreign, expatriate and local clients. We have expertise in English and Thai so that all our valued client’s understand their matter both legally and linguistically.
Civil & Human Rights
Thailand has a predominantly civil law legal system, but it is a hybrid of many influences. Thai law has its traditional bases in ancient Hindu Code of Manu, modified to conform to local custom.
Types Of Cases In Civil Court
Tort claims. ...
Breach of contract claims. ...
Equitable claims. ...
Non-nationals and non-domiciled persons and entities can sue defendants deemed legally domiciled in Thailand. Foreign persons or entities suing in Thailand need not be physically present in the country during the entire course of the suit.
Unity International Law is one of the very few firms which practice at the civil and criminal bar. Our team includes experienced lawyers who regularly represent and advise clients on all aspects of company restructuring, across a broad spectrum of contentious work, including banking, corporate disputes, shareholder disputes, contentious insolvency, probate and administration, administrative law, insurance, professional negligence, property, securities and trusts.
At Unity International Law we practice criminal defense law having both the knowledge of the procedure's and evidence laws required, in addition to our team of trial advocates whom are experienced with almost all kinds of criminal offences.
The Thailand Criminal Justice System is based on Western law and has both similarities and differences with the criminal law systems of other countries. Thailand law recognizes basic rights, including the right to a trial, the right to present witnesses and evidence to defend oneself, the right to an attorney, the right against self-incrimination, and the requirement of proof “beyond a reasonable doubt” of guilt. In general, the Thailand police have a certain degree of discretionary power to make arrests. However, in recent years, amended constitutional provisions have provided for a system of regular judicial review of detention and searches made by the Thai police.
The Thai penal code enumerates a number of criminal offenses which may result in arrest and imprisonment in Thailand. In addition to the Thai penal code there are separate acts and laws which also provide for criminal penalties.
Normally, a criminal case begins with an investigation by the police, investigators from an administrative section of the Thai government or private investigators. Once enough evidence is established to file a criminal case, bail may be requested. Bail amounts and conditions may be different for foreigners than for Thais.
Thailand does not have jury trails. In a normal criminal trial in Thailand, three judges are typically present. Orders of detention are viewed on a periodic basis when a defendant is in the pre-trial custody phase.
Some foreigners in Thailand find themselves having difficulty with the law for a variety of offenses including theft, assault, murder or business offenses, such as fraud and violations of various administrative acts and regulations. Additionally, many foreigners are also arrested for drug offenses, visa overstays and visa fraud.
1 Year Visa
If you wish to settle in Thailand you can start with this particular visa and take it from there after your experiences of this beautiful and vibrant country.
90 Day Visa
Initial non immigrant visa for various purposes.
If business is your goal then we shall prepare all you need for the applications so that it is smooth and hassle free for all our clients.
With the wonderful weather, great pace and quality of life, many wish to make Thailand their home upon retirement. With our expertise this visa and your new life here awaits you.
For those who have found love, our team will guide you to obtain the marriage visa.
Operating HQ Registration
Our specialist corporate lawyers will be happy to consult with you if you are planning to register for a R.O.H. in Thailand?
Representative Branch / Regional Office Registration
If you wish to have a representative office in Thailand then we are here to help you?
Although a complicated process, our legal team will guide you through the process to make it quicker and avoid the usual mistakes. Soon the business license will be yours.
Mergers & Acquisitions
With our expertise and experience we shall take you through this normally lengthy and complicated process. Our knowledge of the local markets and laws will ensure success of any merger or acquisition.
Foundations, Charities & Associations
Our team are ready to assist in the registration of your foundation, association or charitable organisations in a timely and professional
You must have the correct legal know how to execute a legally valid will as poorly drafted or template wills often fail upon challenge in court. Additionally, we can tailor draft as per your specific needs, wishes and circumstances.
To secure your transactions by keeping payments in a secure escrow account.
UIL will conduct thorough physical inspection of land, property and building permits on your behalf so that you are safeguarded.
Leasing / Purchasing Property
UIL can guide you through the complete process and ensure you are protected as well as get the best deal.
It is vital to perform a detailed title search prior to investing or purchasing properties, large or small.
Adoption - Enables the legal transfer of responsibility for a child from the legal to adoptive parents.
Marriage Registration - Unity International Law can help you through the specific guidelines for persons of different nationalities as care must be taken to ensure adherence to all rules.
Divorce - You must seek legal assistance before you commit to anything when a relationship unfortunately breaks down. We are here to assist you with the correct proceedings; additionally advising you on your rights and liabilities.
Child Custody - This is especially important when divorce is filed or there is a separation. This also an issue when a child is born without marriage in Thailand.
Lawsuits & Disputes
The Importance of a Negotiation Lawyer
Lawyers negotiate constantly. Negotiations are used in various areas of the law to settle disputes. If you find yourself needing to settle a dispute, it is best to seek the advice of a Negotiation Lawyer.
Thailand has introduced a new law about negotiation or settlements before taking legal action. According to the amendment of the Civil Procedure Code (No. 32) B.E. 2563, the law states that “Before filing the lawsuit, the parties may request the court to appoint a mediator in order to settle the dispute.”
This new law functions as an alternative for the person who has a legal dispute and helps to settle the dispute before filing a lawsuit. As a consequence, clients may need to find a Negotiation Lawyer or a Settlement Lawyer in order to help them find the best settlement.
What is Negotiation?
Essentially, negotiation is the process where two or more parties seek to reach an agreement over something they have versus something that they want. The negotiation doesn’t always have to be over a physical item. Often times, services or statuses can be exchanged just as easily as objects can. Negotiations are used in various areas of law to settle the dispute, and often used in the settlement of contracts.
Negotiations are a good way for the two parties to sit down and air out their grievances and can help save on a lengthy trial or long litigation process. Therefore, negotiation procedures lead to a quick settlement.
Should I Ask for the Help of a Lawyer for Negotiation?
While negotiations are not lawsuits, it is best to seek the help of a lawyer should you find yourself entangled in the negotiation process. A dedicated lawyer can help assess your needs and evaluate your rights all the while ensuring you are protected.
If you find yourself needing assistance from a lawyer for negotiation purposes, reach out to the team at Unity International Law. Our team of lawyers are well versed and highly experienced.