After being devastated by the tsunami that hit it in December 2004, the island of Phuket in Thailand went through a relentless restoration process. A construction boom then followed and many new hotels, apartments and houses were built. Very soon it was like the tsunami never even happened. The Thais did such a terrific job that by July 2005, Phuket was voted by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Top 5 retirement destinations.
Foreigners by the thousands are lured by the tropical weather and the beautiful Phuket beach with many of them even deciding to stay for good. Aside from retirees many foreign investors have also chosen to establish their businesses in Phuket.
With this development, the demand for legal services in Phuket has increased significantly. Foreign retirees need the professional expertise of lawyers in dealing with visa and immigration requirements and in the acquisition of property and real estate; while investors hire lawyers for visa and work permits … Read the rest