Legal opinions, or memorandums of law, generally fall into two categories. The first category is legal opinions to be used in court as evidence when issues require expert legal opinions. Certified legal opinions for use in litigation and court disputes may require notarization or other certification. Affidavits of the expert attorney are also required by some jurisdictions.
The second category of legal opinions is for private clients and foreign law firms. Foreign attorneys and private clients may request a legal opinion to gain a better understanding of the legal effects and potential risks and benefits of a transaction or legal matter. Legal opinions of this type are very common in real estate transactions. Legal opinions are also often requested by clients with to review and analyze contracts and business agreements.
Chaninat and Leeds' attorneys have acted as a foreign expert on Thailand Law on behalf of courts and government agencies in the Unites States, England, Ireland and Australia. We also provide legal opinions to private individuals on a regular basis concerning Thai real estate law, personal injury law, inheritance and other Thai legal issues.